Think on this:In fact, if you calculate the number of inhabitants per MEP, then Scotland is close to the overal ratio of the United Kingdom (the UK is subdivided into 12 constituencies of 4-10 MEPs), which itself has a comparable ration to the the largest member state, Germany.
- Slovakia has a population of 5.4m people and is represented by 14 MEPs.
- Finland has a population of 5.3m and is represented by 14 MEPs.
- Ireland has a population of 4.4m people and is represented by 13 MEPs.
- Lithuania has a population of 3.3m people and is represented by 13 MEPs.
- Latvia has a population of 2.2m people and is represented by 9 MEPs.
- Slovenia has a population of 2m people and is represented by 7 MEPs.
- Estonia has a population of 1.3m people and is represented by 6 MEPs.
- Scotland has a population of 5.2m pople and is represented by a mere 6 MEPs.
So in comparison with small EU member states Scotland might be underrepresented, but in relation to the number of MEPs of the UK, a Scottish vote has a similar weight to the vote of any other UK citizen.
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