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So, if the Scottish Nationalist Party wins up north today a poll will be called to vote on Scottish Independence and breaking away from the current Union they have with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

They may win today too. Although even if they do various polls have shown that the majority of Scots do not favour breaking away from the rest of the Union to form their own country.

But what if they did win the vote for an Independent Scotland?

Would that mean we'd have to reactivate Hadrian's Wall and use it as one big Passport and Customs Control? Afterall, all Scots would be illegal immigrants in England and would need VISA's to stay living and working here because they would no longer be part of the United Kingdom nor would they be part of the European Union which allows free movement of EU citizens.

So, we'd have to deport all the Scots and they'd have to go through all the red tape to come back in. Or wait until Scotland successfully applied for EU membership which could, because of the process, take years!

Hadrian's Wall could be the Scots/English version of the Mexican Border proposals!

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valleyman
May. 3rd, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
It won't work that way, if they do get in. its under the first 100 days proposal that they put a referendum out there. simple yes/no. once that's back and if its a yes, they begin the countdown. it wont be overnight, it'll take years to hammer out the constitutional and legal ramification. essentially redrafting the union act.

Scotland will still be part of the commonwealth, and therefore have the queen as its sovereign.

military needs to be transferred direct to Scotland control so thats UN/Nato..

blah blah blah..

by the time thats all done Scotland's entry into the EU will be complete.

Take Poland for example. had been on hold for years then the NATO offensive in Yugoslavia. basically said no ships can sail thru its waters. so NATO said wanna join EU? they said sure...ok you're in. it can be done quickly.

Who knows. we'll know by 5pm t'row.

silver_blue
May. 4th, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
Also worth noting that any referendum the Scottish Parliament put into action would be completely non-binding. Only Westminster can put into place a referendum on Scottish independence that would have binding effect.

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