Scotland ‘faces 500m bill to stay in EU post-Yes’ claims Brown
NEWS: Former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown has told the European Parliament that Scotland would face paying a high price during the initial stages of its EU membership.
Brown claimed that the loss of the UK rebate - and the need to pay into the rebate with other EU countries - would be a serious financial burden.
AN independent Scotland faces an additional £500 million annual bill to stay in the European Union, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told the European Parliament.
Scotland would lose its share of the UK rebate, worth £2 billion over seven years, and then have to pay into the UK rebate at a cost of £540 million over the same period, Mr Brown has said in a speech entitled “Independence and Interdependence”.