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Would you leave?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    If the UK leave Europe, do you think Scotland will leave the UK so they can stay in?

    If the UK leave Europe and Scotland leaves the UK, would you move to Scotland?

    If the UK leave Europe with Scotland, would you move to an EU country to stay in?
     
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I think if England votes to leave and Scotland votes to stay then there will be another Scottish Independence Referendum. I don't think that scenario is entirely implausible.

    I already live in Scotland.

    No, I have a home and a job here.
     
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  3. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    I beginning to think coming down from the trees was a bad idea.

    If Scotland does leave the UK to stay in the EU, there is a large body of opinion "up north" that wouldn't mind joining them.
     
  4. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Not sure - will be interesting

    No - too wet too cold

    Don't think so - but have considered moving to France since retiring.

    At present most likely to vote to leave. But too much scare mongering on both sides.
     
  5. catmother

    catmother Star commenter


    Maybe.
    I'm already there.
    Probably not but I assume that not being in the EU would make my life harder.
     
  6. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    No because they spend more than they earn. There is no given that Scotland could join the EU. If they did they would probably need to adopt Euros.
    I can see no reason to live in Scotland ever.
    I would not move to stay in the EU. France or Italy would are OK places to live EU or not.
     
  7. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    i would run screaming for the Scottish hills along with the other 5 million ex pats in Europe who have worked hard to get the vote out to stay in. There are far shy-pro-Europeans than I think people think.
     
  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    If the UK makes plans to leave the EEC I suspect that the likes of Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon will strut and fret their hour upon the world stage, tearing their hair out and threatening departure from the Union and then we shall hear little more: a classical tale told by a couple of self-important and self-promoting idiots, full of sound and fury but signifying nothing. Scotland cannot exist financially without the rest of the Union and, had they left a year or so ago, would now be asking for financial aid following the crash in oil prices.

    If the UK leaves Europe and Scotland leaves the UK, I would be very happy not to move to Scotland. I have been there several times in recent years and met some lovely people. However, the 'anti-English' sentiment is not far below the surface and is evident in pubs, restaurants and shops.

    If the UK leaves Europe with Scotland, I would certainly not move to an EU country to stay in. The whole thing is an experiment which is fast becoming identified as a slow-motion car crash.
     
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  9. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Has Scotland suddenly discovered a big pile of cash under the mattress? Does the EU need another "nation" to subsidise? If Greece and Italy and Portugal are stuffed, what chance does Scotland think it's got?
     
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  10. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Interesting the way this veered from the EU to Scotland-bashing quite quickly.
     
  11. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    a) They may want to, but it wouldn't be that easy. Take years I think.

    b) No!!!!

    c) Perhaps - but as much for the weather as anything else!
     
  12. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    On the other hand, my brother moved to Scotland with his family a few years ago now, and has never found there to be any anti-English sentiment.
     
  13. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Same old..
     
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Gerry Adams wouldn't like it.
     
  15. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    The problem with the EU is it is no longer the 'Common Market' we joined way back then. The idea of a free market economy across Europe was excellent. The reality of twerps in Brussels dictating how curved our cucumbers can be, whether or not we can eat prawn cocktail crisps and other stuff and nonsense, particularly to do with taxation, is completely different.
     
  16. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Does this actually happen or are those just urban myths?
     
  17. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Pretty sure it happens Catmother. So much stuff and nonsense comes out of Brussels one loses track. Also happen not to agree with freedom of movement (ad lib immigration). We live on an increasingly overpopulated tiny island where we cannot house our own folk, never mind immigrants. It's just fact...........we cannot keep on taking more and more and more. There's just not enough room! Thank God we kept pout of the Euro too..................bound to end in tears.
     
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  18. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Unlike the current English government who are so sensible.
     
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  19. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    True CM......but at least it's home grown!
     
  20. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    The produce regulations covering bendy bananas and cucumbers were overturned in 2008. Some of them never applied in Britain anyway.
     
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