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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Not many Walloon separatists but lots of Flemish ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betson View Post
    The SNP must seize the opportunity now in the next 12 months , if Nicola Sturgeon lets this chance go her tenure will go down as a complete failure no matter what else she achieves , they will never have a better chance for independence than they do now.

    I suspect they will find an EU very much open to an independent Scotland now with a lot of Euro big wigs wanting to make the UK's(England) decision as costly as possible for them.
    You think Spain and/or Italy would, or could, contemplate a newly Independent Scotland's (aka a breakaway region of the UK) accession so easily to the EU without casting a fearful glance at their own territorial integrity?

    We live in interesting times.

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    I reckon "call me Dave" is jumping ship so he won't be Prime Minister when the Union breaks up.

    That's a job that Boris will go down in history for.

    Churchill would give both of them a damn sound thrashing for their foolishness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyBoogaloo View Post
    You think Spain and/or Italy would, or could, contemplate a newly Independent Scotland's (aka a breakaway region of the UK) accession so easily to the EU without casting a fearful glance at their own territorial integrity?

    We live in interesting times.

    Yes - in essence it would be England leaving the EU and Scotland staying, rather than a newly independent state wishing to join.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gleeful View Post
    Yes - in essence it would be England leaving the EU and Scotland staying, rather than a newly independent state wishing to join.
    That would require the formal break-up of the UK. Scotland, as an independent country would have to formally request accession to the EU.

    Spain, Italy, and Belgium (to name another) will be watching with interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyBoogaloo View Post
    You think Spain and/or Italy would, or could, contemplate a newly Independent Scotland's (aka a breakaway region of the UK) accession so easily to the EU without casting a fearful glance at their own territorial integrity?

    We live in interesting times.

    I reckon they will state this is different case as Scotland were in the EU and now are been forced out against their will.

    The Currency could be an issue alright , but it is up to Sturgeon to sell it to the Scottish people , Salmond very nearly got it over the line in circumstances that were not near as ready for independence. Like Cameron she ha to put it all on the line in a potential referendum as another failed one finishes the question for at least a generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feedmelies View Post
    England can probably do without the left wing scroungers.
    That's a stupid way of looking at it.

    But Scotland is a country of more than 5 million people, with its own climate, history and culture.

    There's no reason at all why they shouldn't be independent, if that's what they want.

    BREXIT voters in England - such as myself - would support them. We're sick of 'Big Government'.

    Without Scotland there'd still be a UK - England, Wales and Northern Ireland - but it would be smaller by 5 million people, and so likely to be more 'people-friendly'.
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    We should veto it unless the UK get a trade deal that suits our needs. Irish interests come first.
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    People wondered and asked could Cameron's granting of the Scottish referendum break the union, the question now is, has the Brexit referendum broke the union.


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    Brexit vote brings fresh surge of support for Scottish independence
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