Scotland's early membership of the EU? Sorry, it just ain't going to happen. The accession of a new member requires the UNANIMOUS consent of all 28 members - and Spain will never, never consent because the precedent will be set for Catalunya. Even without Spain, the UK could block it unless Scotland takes its full share of the national debt plus say a 20 year lease of Faslane ... but as I say, it just ain't going to happen.The Telegraph reports in detail an interview with Inigo Mendez de Vigo, Spain's European Affairs Minister, in which he makes the issue clear;
"It is crystal clear that any partner member-state that leaves the member state is out of the European Union. If they want to apply again, they would have to follow the procedure of article 49 of the treaties." He continued there were “more ifs than a poem by Kipling” about whether and on what terms Scotland would gain entry, emphasising this must be unanimously agreed by the member states and “it is a process that takes more or less five years"It was also clear that Scotland would lose all of the UK's opt-outs and would have to use the Euro.
I'm afraid 'yes' voters who believe that anything different will happen are just deluding themselves.