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Barrosso and the Scottish referendum and Obama on brexit watch

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    During the Scottish referendum, the SNP claimed scotland would remain a member of the EU post Scotland , leaving.

    In reply , the president of the EU barroso commission flew over to London and explicitly said that this would not be the case.

    To those chuntering that Obama is wrong to say that the UK would not get a better trade deal with the US outside the EU and that this is an unacceptable intrusion, is barrossos intrusion any different?


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    But that was unfair in my favour!
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    (Original post by gladders)
    But that was unfair in my favour!
    The rank hypocrisy and double standards of the majority of the Outters is truly staggering. Even if I loathed the EU I could not possibly identify myself with such a vacuous, pathetic, deranged and simply unbritish herd of morons.
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    (Original post by Davij038)
    To those chuntering that Obama is wrong to say that the UK would not get a better trade deal with the US outside the EU and that this is an unacceptable intrusion, is barrossos intrusion any different?
    No, and it's worth noting that Obama got a similar reaction from the Scots nationalists when he spoke about Scotland's position in the UK.

    As I said in the other thread about this--

    'The "butting in" rhetoric is always the sign of a losing campaign. In the Scottish independence referendum, it was a constant refrain from the Scottish nationalists whenever a world leader - like Obama - spoke out about the importance of maintaining a unified United Kingdom. Had it been the other way around, they'd have been shouting it from the rooftops - but instead, it was just sour grapes because they had no-one of that standing backing them. The same goes for the Brexiteers: there is barely a single global figure of any standing that supports their position.'

    Without the European Commission's interventions in the Scottish referendum, we might never have come to find out that (1) The Scottish Government had taken no legal advice on the position of Scotland vis-a-vis the EU if it became independent (2) That Alex Salmond deliberately and blatantly misled on that issue in a television interview, and (3) That the position adopted by the SNP that Scotland would be "automatically" in the EU after independence was fringe lunacy that even elected members of the SNP have since said should never have been stated.

    The Brexit supporters really ought to appreciate that their scenario about quick, comprehensive global trade deals between the UK and other countries is a fantasy.
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    Personally I don't view either of them as an intrusion. Anybody who's directly or indirectly affected by a referendum is entitled to make their position clear.
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