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Post by sassy on Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:41 am

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Leading Scottish politicians are calling for another referendum on independence from the UK after Britain voted to exit the EU. The Scottish public backed staying in the bloc and former SNP leader Alex Salmond says Scotland should “never leave the EU.”


Salmond made the comments during an interview with Sky News: “The sensible thing for Scotland to do would never be to leave the European Union,” he said.

His comments were backed by the current leader of the SNP, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is also backing a second independence vote, after 62 percent of the population voted to remain in Europe. This was against the tide of the rest of the UK where 52 percent voted to leave the bloc.

"Scotland has delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU, and I welcome that endorsement of our European status," Sturgeon said on Friday before the final result was known, as cited by Reuters.

"Scotland has contributed significantly to the Remain vote across the UK. That reflects the positive campaign the SNP fought, which highlighted the gains and benefits of our EU membership, and people across Scotland have responded to that positive message,” she added. 
Sturgeon has remained consistent about her threat to call a second referendum. Speaking in April, she said: “The Scottish parliament should have the right to hold another referendum if there is clear and sustained evidence that independence has become the preferred option of a majority of the Scottish people.” 


In May, Salmond said Scotland would not be pulled out of the EU “against its will.”  



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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:54 pm

Wee Jimmy krankee can fuk off!!!

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Post by Eilzel on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:09 pm

Nicola Sturgeon has said might not agree to legislate to leave the EU. That would create some sort of crisis wouldn't it? And would she not be simply execising her role as First Minister is Scotland by defending the vast majority of her country? This could get interesting.

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Re: Scotland should ‘never leave EU’ - calls for new independence vote grow

Post by Original Quill on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:17 pm

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As usual, you are slow to grasp a dynamic point.

These are uncharted waters, but the action at hand is at the behest of the UK.  Scotland asks for nothing but to be left in its place.  So the action here to be taken would be that of the UK.  Scotland has no need for a referendum.

Furthermore, Scotland's position vis-a-vis the EU is to do nothing.  Permit its continued membership.  If it ousts Scotland, it is gratuitous.

As soon as this is all accomplished, the Pacific States of America will be extending an invitation to Scotland to join it in a grand awakening of the new, New World.

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Scotland is binded by a union signed treaty and treaties are binding through international law
Scotland alsio did ask to be left in its place and the majority of Scots wanted to be in the same place. As part of the uk.
So again in two situations, we see the left want make a mockery of democracy and self determination and act like dictators, when they do not get their way. So again for the very slow witted, once the UK invokes artcile 50, which will bring into effect the Uk becoming seperated from the EU. That Scotland will. also seperate, being as this was not a vote just for the Scottish people but a vote for the people of the United Kingdom. Well if Scotland took up your offer to join your so called new world in the US, they would be taking 3 steps backwards, being as under UK law, people have far more equality, than they do in the US.
So let me repeat for the uneducated.

Scotland, if it wants to become a part of the EU, once the UK has left.
Has to first obtain a second referendum to vote for independence. As they have only just recently had one, the likelyhood, is that th4 next one would not even be set for at least 10 years. As one was already held 2 years ago, whgen people knew back then of the possibility. That the Uk would vote to leave. What you are again doing is placing all those who voted to remain as part of the UK as insignificant. That where they fought they had won the battle to keep Scotland as a part of the Uk for decades to come. Aliong comes some regressives. Who propose, ignoring international law, breaking treaties illegally, going againts the wishes of the majority view of a people, where they are left toi feel that any further voting is pointless, as the say has become meaningless. To last of all, render democracy redundent and issue in a new age of Regresive lefty tyrants

Ignorant, knuckledraggin' thinking, at best. You are bringing up The Union of England and Scotland Act of 1603? Man, you are desperate. That is one of the most questioned pieces of fraud in history. Books have been written on that piece of rubbish.

You don't need foundation documents, in any event. You are heaping on bullshit after shovel full of bullshit. You don't need referendums and secessions; that's all much-ado-about-nothing. All you need is a simple communication to (1) the UK; and (2) the EU, declaring that Scotland wishes to remain in the EU, and that it will not recognize any action taken by either party to change that. End of.... Watch 'em stew. Razz

The devil is in the details, didge. Who really cares the outcome in the short term? Once Scotland openly declares that any such moves are outlawry, then all sorts of options come open. And watch the international community come to Scotland's side. Brilliant.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:21 pm

Sturgon has her eyes on a plum eu job...


That's all she cares about!!!


She sees herself as being like Neil Kinnock in eu on the gravy train!!!

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Re: Scotland should ‘never leave EU’ - calls for new independence vote grow

Post by Syl on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:29 pm

In the unlikely event that Scotland did call for another referendum to separate themselves from England, would this mean we can stop subsidising their uni student fees (it costs our youngsters in excess of £9000 pa)

What about prescriptions ...theirs are free to everyone...ours are £8.40 for every item unless you are exempt from paying for some reason.

Hospital car park fees....free in Scotland, can be up to £15 per day in England.

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Re: Scotland should ‘never leave EU’ - calls for new independence vote grow

Post by Original Quill on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:35 pm

Eilzel wrote:Nicola Sturgeon has said might not agree to legislate to leave the EU. That would create some sort of crisis wouldn't it? And would she not be simply execising her role as First Minister is Scotland by defending the vast majority of her country? This could get interesting.

I offer as exhibit one:

Didge wrote:Which [Sturgeon] can do and hav zero effect and then she can be removed from office.

Do you now see the turmoil that will set the UK in?  Ms. Sturgeon's party, the SNP, has 63 of the 129 Holyrood seats.  The Scottish public voted 62% backing remain, and 38% wanting to go...in effect, raising greater support of the SNP.  Ms. Sturgeon almost has to put it to a vote.

Then let's hear from Westminster.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:38 pm

And they already in larger numbers to remain in the UK... knowing full well what was coming...




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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:40 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:And they already in larger numbers to remain in the UK... knowing full well what was coming...

That was then, this is now. Two separate questions. You have to appreciate the chess game, tommy. Razz

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:42 pm

No... they voted in larger numbers already to remain in uk...


Most Scots didn't vote to remain in eu...

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:46 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:No... they voted in larger numbers already to remain in uk...

Most Scots didn't vote to remain in eu...

But since they weren't voting for the same thing in each case, the two different elections cannot be given equivalency.

I say give Nicola her vote, or the whole thing becomes turmoil.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:48 pm

Wrong... that is just twisty waffle... and you know it!!!

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Syl wrote:In the unlikely event that Scotland did call for another referendum to separate themselves from England, would this mean we can stop subsidising their uni student fees (it costs our youngsters in excess of £9000 pa)

What about prescriptions ...theirs are free to everyone...ours are £8.40 for every item unless you are exempt from paying for some reason.

Hospital car park fees....free in Scotland, can be up to £15 per day in England.

See, tommy? Scotland is more in step with the EU than it is with the UK, anyway. So why not?

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Post by Syl on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:50 pm

Scotland had their chance to be an independent country....the vote was over 55% to stay ...44% to go it alone.




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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:50 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:Wrong... that is just twisty waffle... and you know it!!!

It's Political Science 101, tommy. Didn't you ever go to uni?

Geopolitical chess.

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Post by Syl on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:53 pm

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Syl wrote:In the unlikely event that Scotland did call for another referendum to separate themselves from England, would this mean we can stop subsidising their uni student fees (it costs our youngsters in excess of £9000 pa)

What about prescriptions ...theirs are free to everyone...ours are £8.40 for every item unless you are exempt from paying for some reason.

Hospital car park fees....free in Scotland, can be up to £15 per day in England.

See, tommy?  Scotland is more in step with the EU than it is with the UK, anyway.  So why not?

Yes....let the EU subsidise them....we can then look after the people who actually want to support us....not the whinging losers who cant accept the majority vote. Twisted Evil .

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:55 pm

Syl wrote:Scotland had their chance to be an independent country....the vote was over 55% to stay ...44% to go it alone.

Referendum is a different matter, Syl. This thread is about Scotland's standing pat in the EU.

The option is not Scotland separating from England, but England abandoning Scotland. England is the one that wants changes.

Let them. Just leave the rest alone.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:59 pm

Scotland is part of the uk... the UK as a whole voted to leave the eu... that is a UK decision...



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Post by Syl on Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:00 pm

Original Quill wrote:
Syl wrote:Scotland had their chance to be an independent country....the vote was over 55% to stay ...44% to go it alone.

Referendum is a different matter, Syl.   This thread is about Scotland's standing pat in the EU.

The option is not Scotland separating from England, but England abandoning Scotland.  England is the one that wants changes.  

Let them.  Just leave the rest alone.



England have not abandoned Scotland....Scotland chose to stay connected to England so they must go along with the end result.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:01 pm

Didge wrote:
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It's Political Science 101, tommy.  Didn't you ever go to uni?

Geopolitical chess.

Yes but the type of chess you play is clearly called suicidal chess, when the objective is to  sacrifice all of your pecies/people, in order to win. Which really is about as close as it gets to defining leftism

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Well, yes...it is a serious game. But far less serious than killing babies in Iraq.

If you want my candid opinion, I believe that Westminster made a serious mistake holding the referendum on Scottish independence in the first place. That got everyone thinking, why not?

And now we see that they really are two different nations...Scotland being much more aligned with the continental thinking than England.

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Syl wrote:England have not abandoned Scotland....Scotland chose to stay connected to England so they must go along with the end result.

I agree with you on everything except the 'so...' part. Devolution has incrementally led to a Scotland that thinks for itself. Remember Scotland's auld alliance? She always was more European than British.

Now, Scotland is recognizing that it has self-determination. This will help to fix it's place on the continuum for now.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:10 pm

Our leftie labour party set up the Scottish and Welsh parliaments...


But this was a uk decision...for the UK as a should to decide... the decision has been made to leave the eu...


Trade will continue... we will keep our pound... we will regain control over all our law making and rules and regulations...

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Tommy Monk wrote:Our leftie labour party set up the Scottish and Welsh parliaments...


But this was a uk decision...for the UK as a should to decide... the decision has been made to leave the eu...

My daughter used to bang her head on the wall when her point didn't prevail. You doing the same kinda reminds me of her.

If Holyrood votes to stay in the EU, there's gonna be trouble in paradise. That's all I'm saying...besides giving Scotland a clear rationale for doing so.

Wha' move...no thanks, I'm good...

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Post by Syl on Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:22 pm

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Syl wrote:England have not abandoned Scotland....Scotland chose to stay connected to England so they must go along with the end result.

I agree with you on everything except the 'so...' part.  Devolution has incrementally led to a Scotland that thinks for itself.  Remember Scotland's auld alliance?  She always was more European than British.

Now, Scotland is recognizing that it has self-determination.  This will help to fix it's place on the continuum for now.

So the way forwards then....Scotland will have a second independence referendum....perhaps the majority will now vote 'Yes'.

A wall will be built to separate the two countries.....Scotland will apply to rejoin the EU. England can stop subsidising them. The Scottish population is ageing....less money to contribute towards students, the NHS etc....so the EU will be giving them a lot more back than they can contribute.....hmmmm....

I think Scotland would be the losers here...and that's IF they were allowed back into the EU, which is doubtful.

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Syl wrote:
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I agree with you on everything except the 'so...' part.  Devolution has incrementally led to a Scotland that thinks for itself.  Remember Scotland's auld alliance?  She always was more European than British.

Now, Scotland is recognizing that it has self-determination.  This will help to fix it's place on the continuum for now.

So the way forwards then....Scotland will have a second independence referendum....perhaps the majority will now vote 'Yes'.

It's a free country, call it what you wish lass. As for them, they are just saying no and staying in the EU.

Syl wrote:A wall will be built to separate the two countries.....

And maybe you can get Mexico to pay for it. Razz

Syl wrote:Scotland will apply to rejoin the EU. England can stop subsidising them. The Scottish population is ageing....less money to contribute towards students, the NHS etc....so the EU will be giving them a lot more back than they can contribute.....hmmmm....

Scotland doesn't have to apply to rejoin anything. She's already a member of the EU.

Syl wrote:I think Scotland would be the losers here...and that's IF they were allowed back into the EU, which is doubtful.

I'm quite sure Scotland will do fine. She has the four finest universities in the British Isles, perhaps all of Europe, and is turning out brilliant minds, who will help Scotland soar to the top of the heap. Who knows, maybe alone she is the leadership gem that the EU needs to solve its problems.

It won't be the first time that a Scot came to the rescue. Wink

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Post by Syl on Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:39 pm

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So the way forwards then....Scotland will have a second independence referendum....perhaps the majority will now vote 'Yes'.

It's a free country, call it what you wish lass.  As for them, they are just saying no and staying in the EU.

Syl wrote:A wall will be built to separate the two countries.....

And maybe you can get Mexico to pay for it.   Razz

Syl wrote:Scotland will apply to rejoin the EU. England can stop subsidising them. The Scottish population is ageing....less money to contribute towards students, the NHS etc....so the EU will be giving them a lot more back than they can contribute.....hmmmm....

Scotland doesn't have to apply to rejoin anything.  She's already a member of the EU.

Syl wrote:I think Scotland would be the losers here...and that's IF they were allowed back into the EU, which is doubtful.

I'm quite sure Scotland will do fine.  She has the four finest universities in the British Isles, perhaps all of Europe, and is turning out brilliant minds, who will help Scotland soar to the top of the heap.  Who knows, maybe alone she is the leadership gem that the EU needs to solve its problems.

It won't be the first time that a Scot came to the rescue. Wink

Well it's Nicola Sturgeon not me who is talking about having a second independence referendum Quill. Smile

Mexico are your neighbours not ours....if a wall is to separate England and Scotland we can both contribute to the cost.

Scotland along with the rest of the UK are now no longer EU members....we voted OUT remember.

I hope everyone does well in the future.......new times for us all, and one thing is for certain, in spite of all the doom and gloom some people predict, only time will tell. Cool

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Post by nicko on Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:52 pm

I don't know why Sturgeon thinks the EU will accept them, they don't meet any of the criteria for joining.
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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:55 pm

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It's a free country, call it what you wish lass.  As for them, they are just saying no and staying in the EU.



And maybe you can get Mexico to pay for it.   Razz



Scotland doesn't have to apply to rejoin anything.  She's already a member of the EU.



I'm quite sure Scotland will do fine.  She has the four finest universities in the British Isles, perhaps all of Europe, and is turning out brilliant minds, who will help Scotland soar to the top of the heap.  Who knows, maybe alone she is the leadership gem that the EU needs to solve its problems.

It won't be the first time that a Scot came to the rescue. Wink

Well it's Nicola Sturgeon not me who is talking about having a second independence referendum Quill. Smile

I don't think she's gone that far. If she has, I'd say it's premature. Her position right now is that Holyrood must vote on withdrawal from the EU. And, it does seem that section 29 of the Scotland Act calls for it:

Int'l Business Times wrote:Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, which holds 63 of the 129 seats at Holyrood, said: "The issue you are talking about is would there have to be a legislative consent motion or motions for the legislation that extricates the UK from the European Union?

"Looking at it from a logical perspective, I find it hard to believe that there wouldn't be that requirement - I suspect that the UK government will take a very different view on that and we'll have to see where that discussion ends up."

Syl wrote:Mexico are your neighbours not ours....if a wall is to separate England and Scotland we can both contribute to the cost.

Who cares whose neighbors they are, if Donald Trump can 'negotiate' it, go for it!

Syl wrote:Scotland along with the rest of the UK are now no longer EU members....we voted OUT remember.

Not Scotland, apparently. In Scotland the outcome was the reverse, with 62% backing to remain and 38% wanting to go.

Syl wrote:I hope everyone does well in the future.......new times for us all, and one thing is for certain, in spite of all the doom and gloom some people predict, only time will tell. Cool

I do think that a lot of things will be resolved by this...a cleansing, so to speak.

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nicko wrote:I don't know why Sturgeon thinks the EU will accept them,    they don't meet any of the criteria for joining.

The EU has already accepted them. The proposal is for removal of Scotland from the EU, which Scotland does not want.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:07 pm

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I agree with you on everything except the 'so...' part.  Devolution has incrementally led to a Scotland that thinks for itself.  Remember Scotland's auld alliance?  She always was more European than British.

Now, Scotland is recognizing that it has self-determination.  This will help to fix it's place on the continuum for now.

So the way forwards then....Scotland will have a second independence referendum....perhaps the majority will now vote 'Yes'.

A wall will be built to separate the two countries.....Scotland will apply to rejoin the EU. England can stop subsidising them. The Scottish population is ageing....less money to contribute towards students, the NHS etc....so the EU will be giving them a lot more back than they can contribute.....hmmmm....

I think Scotland would be the losers here...and that's IF they were allowed back into the EU, which is doubtful.


And they'd have to have the euro and be a tiny stand alone vessel state... as part of the uk they are big hitters... as a stand alone state with a population smaller than London they will get rinsed out by the eu!!!


They know what side their bread is buttered...

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:17 pm

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Syl wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

I agree with you on everything except the 'so...' part.  Devolution has incrementally led to a Scotland that thinks for itself.  Remember Scotland's auld alliance?  She always was more European than British.

Now, Scotland is recognizing that it has self-determination.  This will help to fix it's place on the continuum for now.

So the way forwards then....Scotland will have a second independence referendum....perhaps the majority will now vote 'Yes'.

A wall will be built to separate the two countries.....Scotland will apply to rejoin the EU. England can stop subsidising them. The Scottish population is ageing....less money to contribute towards students, the NHS etc....so the EU will be giving them a lot more back than they can contribute.....hmmmm....

I think Scotland would be the losers here...and that's IF they were allowed back into the EU, which is doubtful.


And they'd have to have the euro and be a tiny stand alone vessel state... as part of the uk they are big hitters... as a stand alone state with a population smaller than London they will get rinsed out by the eu!!!


They know what side their bread is buttered...

Funny -- that's exactly why people were saying the UK shouldn't leave the EU. Laughing

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Not a vessel state... a sovereign country... 6th largest economy in the world!


We don't need to be run by the eu just to do a bit of trade with them.

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Post by veya_victaous on Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:25 pm

LOL the UK is only a bigger hitter with the EU
You have voted to cease being a big hitter.

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:36 pm

sassy wrote:Leading Scottish politicians are calling for another referendum on independence from the UK after Britain voted to exit the EU. The Scottish public backed staying in the bloc and former SNP leader Alex Salmond says Scotland should “never leave the EU.”


Salmond made the comments during an interview with Sky News: “The sensible thing for Scotland to do would never be to leave the European Union,” he said.

His comments were backed by the current leader of the SNP, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is also backing a second independence vote, after 62 percent of the population voted to remain in Europe. This was against the tide of the rest of the UK where 52 percent voted to leave the bloc.

"Scotland has delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU, and I welcome that endorsement of our European status," Sturgeon said on Friday before the final result was known, as cited by Reuters.

"Scotland has contributed significantly to the Remain vote across the UK. That reflects the positive campaign the SNP fought, which highlighted the gains and benefits of our EU membership, and people across Scotland have responded to that positive message,” she added. 
Sturgeon has remained consistent about her threat to call a second referendum. Speaking in April, she said: “The Scottish parliament should have the right to hold another referendum if there is clear and sustained evidence that independence has become the preferred option of a majority of the Scottish people.” 


In May, Salmond said Scotland would not be pulled out of the EU “against its will.”  



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the EU rained on that parade last night when they said the UNITED kingdom has voted to leave so all of it has to leave and scotland will have to apply like everyone else.

a german popped up today and said they could join. Seems even the rules they make dont apply so why be in it.

Will you be moving to scotland if they leave?





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veya_victaous wrote:LOL the UK is only a bigger hitter with the EU
You have voted to cease being a big hitter.
the eu is not a big hitter. It is in decline

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perhaps we can organise a petition for a referendum to refuse scotland the use of the pound if they chose to leave. although if they join the EU they will have to accept the euro anyway.
10 years without a currency might put a damper on things.

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Tommy you say UK is the 6th largest economy. We were 5th largest last week. What happened? Wink

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veya_victaous wrote:LOL the UK is only a bigger hitter with the EU
You have voted to cease being a big hitter.

I wasn't going to say anything, but...

The UK is a big hitter in the lap of the US Republicans. That's it. If you think Trump will win, tommy, great!! Personally, I think the UK's big hitting days are over.

And tommy, the sixth largest economy in the world is the state of California, with France dropping to seventh.

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The Devil, You Know wrote:perhaps we can organise a petition for a referendum to refuse scotland the use of the pound if they chose to leave. although if they join the EU they will have to accept the euro anyway.
10 years without a currency might put a damper on things.

Scotland already has it's own currency. Has for 45-years:

Scotland's three largest clearing banks (the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Bank of Scotland and the Clydesdale Bank) still print paper notes denominated in pounds sterling. These notes may be accepted as payment throughout the United Kingdom, but are much more commonly seen in Scotland; they represent the same Pound Sterling value as do Bank of England notes in England and Wales.

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didge wrote:California is not a countrybut a state, thus is part of the US, so it does not count in country rankings

Fook, that didge is really smart, ain't he? Bet he knows his ABC's too...and 'is times tables. Damn!

But you know...I don't geeve a sheet. California's still the sixth largest economy in the world.

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perhaps we can organise a petition for a referendum to refuse scotland the use of the pound if they chose to leave. although if they join the EU they will have to accept the euro anyway.
10 years without a currency might put a damper on things.





YOU JUST have to keep on proving your total ignorance over anything to do with economics or politics, don't you Deano !!!

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didge wrote:California is not a countrybut a state, thus is part of the US, so it does not count in country rankings

Fook, that didge is really smart, ain't he?  Bet he knows his ABC's too...and 'is times tables.  Damn!

But you know...I don't geeve a sheet.  California's still the sixth largest economy in the world.


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AND THE TEXAS economy can be bigger than Australia, Spain or South Korea, at times...

IT CAN ALL depend on how the exchange rates between each are travelling from one year to the next..      Idea

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Didge wrote:
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didge wrote:California is not a countrybut a state, thus is part of the US, so it does not count in country rankings

Fook, that didge is really smart, ain't he?  Bet he knows his ABC's too...and 'is times tables.  Damn!

But you know...I don't geeve a sheet.  California's still the sixth largest economy in the world.


Ah and as per usual the lefty can resort to abuse

Again California is part of the US, and thus is part of the US economy


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