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Independent Scotland out of the EU ?


flycatcher1

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It is said that an Independent Scotland would have to apply to join the EU. Now there is a problem for some politicians.

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flycatcher1

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With the amount of money that we contribute to the EU they will never let us go.

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WhiteTruckMan

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Knowing our luck, were we ever to be free of the EU, the clowns who run the government and civil service would forget to cancel the direct debits to brussels anyhow!

WTM

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bremner

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WTM

From what was said on the radio - The UK joined the EU, irrespective of whether Scotland leaves the union the UK will continue as the UK and will stay as an EU member state.

As a new independant country the same certainty cannot be assumed at this time for Scotland.

As has been said it is academic as the Scots will be to sensible to leave the UK.

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WhiteTruckMan

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But.

If scotland leaves the union then the union that joined the union will no longer exist.

At the very least it's a potential opportunity to renegotiate our membership.

WTM

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morddwyd

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"the Scots will be to sensible to leave the UK."

Won't entirely be up to the Scots.

A large number of immigrants, the majority of them English I would think, will have the vote, as will I.

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Quickbeam

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"At the very least it's a potential opportunity to renegotiate our membership."

Would we really be daft enough to rejoin a club that doesn't really want us after having our membership rescinded?

I see it as the best opportunity to we're ever likely to have to get our bat and ball back from the bullies...

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sunnystaines

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i think the EU has seen that scotland on its own would need constant aid and bailouts and put out their barge poles.

looks like england will have to continue to support scotland, despite this would like to see scotland stay in the uk if the majority of scots want that.

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spider9

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*sunnystaines*

You apparently see Scotland as a 'basket case' - needing constant support from England. (yet you wish to keep them!! - how philanthropic.) I'm sure the Scots fully appreciate your kind offer, or perhaps smell a rat in the form of oil and natural resources that I'm sure you would wish to covet.

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morddwyd

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"the EU has seen that scotland on its own would need constant aid and bailouts"

Scotland could get by for years on what Greece gets every month!

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Aitchbee

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morddwyd - comparing Scotland with Greece ie. ... making comparisons ... is tantamount to saying Andy Stewart is better than Nana Mouskouri ... or vice versa ... you're askin' for trouble!

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