There is a common belief in Scotland that we are more Europhile than our neighbours in England. With a referendum on Britain’s future in the EU due at some point before the end of 2017, the extent to which this belief is accurate and what it might mean for Scotland-rUK relations has become yet another touchstone in the debate over our constitutional future. Nicola Sturgeon has recently stated that if Scotland were taken out of the EU against the “democratically expressed wishes” of its people, a second referendum on Scottish independence would be “probably unstoppable”. But how Europhile are we really?

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