Britain has become a divided nation in the wake of a vote to leave the European Union.

But Scotland, Northern Ireland and London all voted overwhelmingly to remain.

And now Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is trying to make sure Scotland's voice gets heard.

The leader of the Scottish National Party has travelled to Brussels for talks with senior EU officials.

She's begun pushing for Scots to be able to keep their EU membership after Britain leaves.

But she's facing resistance from countries including France and Spain who say the EU should only negotiate membership with independent nations.

There has also been a significant rise in racist attacks in Britain after the brexit result was announced.

Police statistics suggest hate crimes have gone up by 57 percent in the past week alone.

So, how are minorities dealing with the backlash? And can Scotland remain in the EU after Britain leaves?

Presenter: Martine Dennis

Guests:

Mark Garnett - Senior Lecturer in Politics at Lancaster University.

Sunny Hundal - Journalist and editor of the political blog Liberal Conspiracy.

Susi Dennison - Director of the European Power Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Source: Al Jazeera