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scotland leaving eu no matter what - pm

image caption theresa may warned against breaking the "deep bonds" of the united kingdom the prime minister has claimed that scotland will be leaving the european union regardless of whether or not it votes for independence.speaking during an exchange with the snp's angus robertson, theresa may also warned against "constitutional game-playing".mr robertson had accused mrs may of breaking promises to secure a uk-wide agreement on brexit. she said there would be further talks with devolved administrations.the heated exchange, at prime minister's questions, came after first minister nicola sturgeon announced plans to call for a second independence referendum in response to the uk voting to leave the eu.ms sturgeon wants the vote to be held in the autumn of next year or the spring of 2019, to coincide with the conclusion of the uk's brexit negotiations.the prime minister seized on comments from the european commission on monday, which suggested that an independent scotland would have to apply to join the eu, rather than automatically being a member.commission spokesman margaritis schinas said the "barroso doctrine" continued to apply - a reference to former commission president jose manuel barroso setting out the legal view that if one part of an eu country became an independent state it would have to apply for eu membership.mrs may said: "scotland will be leaving the european union, it will leave the european union either as a member of the united kingdom or we...