There are a lot of countries all over the world that don't like Britain … we do have a bit of a history. This may well make things awkward for us trying to rejoin the WTO, as any existing member (Argentina, say, or Iran, or one of the other 162 WTO nations) could veto it.
Meanwhile, the Spanish government has stated that it would not block an independent Scotland from joining the EU:
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... to-join-eu
headline, "Spain drops plan to impose veto", is misleading - it implies that Spain had previously planned to veto Scottish membership when, in fact, they said back in 2014 that they had no problem with an independent Scotland joining the EU:
https://www.ft.com/content/977a39ea-8c2 ... 144feab7de
Gibraltar voted by a huge margin - 96%, equating to 81% of the electorate - to remain in the EU. The UK government has so far made zero effort to find any sort of compromise for Gibraltar, or for Scotland (I don't think they've even yet acknowledged receipt of the Scottish government's extensive proposals for negotiation, delivered back in December), or for Northern Ireland, where the entire peace process is underpinned by open borders and EU membership. Mind you, since the UK government has done little except shout slogans, deny that things were ever painted on buses, and witter on about jam, this shouldn't come as a huge surprise.