Scotland 'could stay part of both the EU and the UK'

Scotland could remain part of Britain while retaining EU membership, even if the rest of the UK leaves, Nicola Sturgeon has suggested.

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The First Minister said she could not rule out the possibility following June's referendum result, which saw Scotland heavily back staying within the European Union in contrast to the overall result.

Asked about the possibility, David Davis - the minister appointed to help steer the country through Brexit - warned that there would not be "internal borders" created in Britain.

Scotland voted to stay part of the UK in its own independence referendum in 2012, but Ms Sturgeon has previously said the option of a second vote should be back "on the table" following the Brexit decision, to honour the will of the Scottish people.