Mr Spence told Sky News that Scotland will not break up the union if the Brexit negotiations go well as it will negate the need for Scotland to strike a deal with the EU on their own. The political expert also outlined that the bond between England and Scotland would mean negotiations to break the union would prove to be difficult. Finally, Mr Spence argued that Scotland’s use of the pound is a stumbling block in leaving the UK.
Mr Spence said: “I don’t think we are likely to see the break up of the UK simply because if the Brexit negotiations go well then it negates a lot of the argument for needing to strike out on their own.
“If they go badly we go back over the hundreds of years of history between England and Scotland and the ties that bond those two.
“Just imagine the difficulties in trying to negotiate that change.
“Can you imagine the difficulties say if there was a border imposed between Scotland and England.
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“What that would do for Scotland’s economy.”
He continued: “Scotland can’t rely on this argument of North Sea oil anymore.
“One there isn’t enough of it left and two it is not worth much anyway.
“What sort of currency would they use, would they use the Euro?
“I just don’t think in any way it quickens the demise of the UK.”
Last month, Ms Sturgeon slammed Brexit for putting Scotland on the “wrong road” during a speech on Brexit day.
Ms Sturgeon said: “I will continue to do all that I can to secure a referendum this year and that is for a reason.
“Brexit has put Scotland on the wrong road.
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“The further down that road we go the longer it will take and the harder it will be to get back on the right one.
“We need to get back on the right road as soon as possible.
“To that end, we have informed Parliament this morning that we will now ask the electoral commission to re-test the question ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’
“That question is simple and well recognised across the country and Parliament made clear they wanted it re-tested and that is the next practical step we need to take within our powers to prepare for a referendum.”