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Post time 2012-5-21 23:37:53 |Display all floors
The real question one has to ask is should Scotland vote for independance, would it apply to become an EU member ?
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Post time 2012-5-22 04:45:55 |Display all floors
MisterPanda Post time: 2012-5-21 23:37
The real question one has to ask is should Scotland vote for independance, would it apply to become  ...

Its already in the the EU as part of the UK.
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St_George Post time: 2012-5-22 04:45
Its already in the the EU as part of the UK.

The case popped up when they considered splitting Belgium in two and the ruling was Belgium is a member state but, should Belgium cease to exist and split in two different entities, the two different entities would have to reapply for membership.

In the same situation, should a non member state be absorbed by a member state, it would automatically become a member of the Union.

So if Scotland splits from the UK they are not a member anymore. At least I think so, if my understanding of the previous ruling is correct.
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MisterPanda Post time: 2012-5-22 12:29
The case popped up when they considered splitting Belgium in two and the ruling was Belgium is a m ...

" So Scotland is already in the EU and there is no mechanism for expelling anyone from the EU. What would change though is Scotland’s status within the EU.  The Scottish government would negotiate with the EU to change its status from a region of a member state to one of a full member state in its own right. "[/color]

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St_George Post time: 2012-5-22 14:20
" So Scotland is already in the EU and there is no mechanism for expelling anyone from the EU.  Wh ...

It's weird I read something different regarding Belgium. Anyways I think this will be a legal headache...
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MisterPanda Post time: 2012-5-22 16:55
It's weird I read something different regarding Belgium. Anyways I think this will be a legal head ...

They dont want the euro i can tell you that and no wonder  
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Scotland against London's plan to upgrade nuclear weapons

Mon Jun 18, 2012

The Scottish ruling party SNP says the British government has “no democratic mandate to impose” a planned £1 billion project for renewal of Britain’s nuclear-armed submarines on Scotland, where the boats are based.


SNP defense spokesman Angus Robertson said there is overwhelming opposition to the Trident nuclear program in Scotland.

"People in Scotland do not want Trident. Church leaders, the Scottish Trades Union Council, The Scottish Government and the Scotland’s Parliament are all against weapons of mass destruction being in our waters,” Robertson said.

"Despite this the UK Government is prepared to send £1 billion of taxpayers money on a needless program and then expect the people of Scotland to accept weapons of mass destruction being dumped here,” he added.

He further called for a “world free from nuclear weapons” saying the party, which is leading a campaign for Scotland’s independence from Britain, has a “solid commitment” to the “earliest possible withdrawal of Trident from Scotland.”

SNP’s reaction came after British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said the government plans to announce a contract ordering nuclear reactors for a new class of submarines to replace the current Vanguard fleet that carries the Trident nuclear missiles.

The London governemnt is also facing strong opposition to Trident replacement due to its massive costs to an already sinking British economy.

Scottish government Strategy ­Secretary Bruce Crawford earlier said the costs for the new Trident weapons system are estimated to “be anything up to £25billion and, over the lifetime, £100billion.”

“I think it’s an obscenity that we’re going to be pressing ahead at this time with this particular system,” he added.

British Royal Navy is now operating 58 nuclear-armed submarine-launched ballistic missiles as well as around 200 nuclear warheads on four Vanguard-class submarines based in Clyde Naval Base at Faslane, western Scotland.


Diane Abbot (British MP): Anglos love playing divide and rule
David Cameron (British PM): Anglos caused most of the world's problems!

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