Nicola Sturgeon has warned that Scottish politicians could veto the UK’s exit from the EU.

Experts have warned that the Scottish Parliament’s consent would be required before the UK could leave.

Asked if Holyrood could veto a Brexit she told the BBC: “Of course. If the Scottish Parliament is judging this on the basis of what is best for Scotland we are not going to vote for something that is not in Scotland’s interests. Of course that is going to be on the table”.

The SNP leader also warned the next Prime Minister not to block another independence referendum.

The First Minister said she would “caution” against any such move.

The SNP leader also said that the UK that Scots voted to remain part of in 2014 “does not exist any more”.

She also denied that the EU had rejected her call for separate Scottish talks.