This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Allow Scotland, Gibraltar, & possibly NI to inherit EU membership if they choose
That the UK voted to Leave whilst 1 territory and 2 nations voted to Remain poses obvious constitutional questions. The government should address those as a democracy, and offer apt constitutional arrangements (eg Scottish independence; others are more complex) which allow them to stay in the EU.
The UK's Brexit negotiations should allow polities to opt-out and inherit EU membership.
This avoids a gap between losing EU membership within the UK and regaining it under Article 49 accession.
Democracy (not Scottish nationalism) demands a referendum in Scotland.
New constitutional paths should be explored for Gibraltar and Northern Ireland that respect their links to UK, economic ties to EU and (esp NI) complex politics.
Any changes should coincide with (and depend on) Brexit.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months