Go-it-alone Scotland "would be forced out of 14,000 treaties and have to renegotiate membership of the EU"

Go-it-alone Scotland 'would be forced out of 14,000 treaties and have to renegotiate membership of the EU'Scotland would have to re-apply to organisations including EURemainder of UK would continue to have same international powers Report is 'huge blow' to Alex Salmond By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 01:49 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 11 February 2013 Blow: Alex Salmond, the SNP leader, whose claims Scotland would not have to apply to join groups such as the EU are sounding increasingly unlikely (file picture) If Scotland voted for independence it could have to re-apply to a whole host of international organisations including the EU and the World Bank, laywers said. It would also have to renegotiate 14,000 international treaties, according to legal advice commissioned by Whitehall.