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    So with Britain voting to leave the EU a second referendum for Scottish independence seems inevitable. With the UK leaving the EU all over the news and social media people are claiming the arguments for Scotland remaining last time no longer apply. However there is one reason that didn't exist last time and that is Scotland will not be able to control the tariffs in its trading with a non-EU UK (last time both would still have been members of the no tariff free trade area). As we know the majority of Scotland's non-domestic trade is with the UK so sacrificing all control over trade is a real issue. This is something no one seems to be talking about.

    Added to this much of the rhetoric especially from Sturgeon calls the EU the stable option, however with French elections next year and Le Pen's rise alone the EU is far from the stable option is was during the last referendum.

    Also issues such as currency, eligibility for EU membership and others still exist as they did last time.

    Scotland may well choose to vote to leave due to nationalist reasoning, but is it really the trivial/ safe choice that many are suggesting it is?
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    You've completely jumped the gun in assuming that Scotland would be in the EU...
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    (Original post by G8D)
    You've completely jumped the gun in assuming that Scotland would be in the EU...
    It certainly is not guaranteed they would be allowed to join but all those proposing Scottish independence are suggesting independent and in EU. I am unaware of any politician/ pundit pushing for an independent Scotland outside the EU.
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    (Original post by jamiep151)
    It certainly is not guaranteed they would be allowed to join but all those proposing Scottish independence are suggesting independent and in EU. I am unaware of any politician/ pundit pushing for an independent Scotland outside the EU.
    There's generally a stark contrast between what the SNP claim and what is feasible in reality. Especially in areas that they actually have no control over, such as automatically joining the EU and retaining the pound. You can guarantee that in the event of a second referendum the SNP would claim that an independent Scotland indeed would be able to magically have free trade with England, because oil and whiskey and stuff.
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    (Original post by jamiep151)
    So with Britain voting to leave the EU a second referendum for Scottish independence seems inevitable. With the UK leaving the EU all over the news and social media people are claiming the arguments for Scotland remaining last time no longer apply. However there is one reason that didn't exist last time and that is Scotland will not be able to control the tariffs in its trading with a non-EU UK (last time both would still have been members of the no tariff free trade area). As we know the majority of Scotland's non-domestic trade is with the UK so sacrificing all control over trade is a real issue. This is something no one seems to be talking about.

    Added to this much of the rhetoric especially from Sturgeon calls the EU the stable option, however with French elections next year and Le Pen's rise alone the EU is far from the stable option is was during the last referendum.

    Also issues such as currency, eligibility for EU membership and others still exist as they did last time.

    Scotland may well choose to vote to leave due to nationalist reasoning, but is it really the trivial/ safe choice that many are suggesting it is?
    The tariff rate will be the same for any EU country, it will only be an issue if Britain does not trade with other EU countries.
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    The tariff rate will be the same for any EU country, it will only be an issue if Britain does not trade with other EU countries.
    Yes it will be, but compared to other European countries Scotland is overwhelmingly dependent on trade with UK. As such the rate the EU decided to set on UK products is likely to be at odds with rate Scotland would want and will also have a much larger effect on Scotland.
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    As has been said already, pretty much a non-issue. The UK should manage to get a reasonable trade deal with the EU, because Farage and Boris told us we would... :rolleyes:

    And Scotland will not vote for independence withiut some good noises from the EU on ability to rejoin. Nicola Sturgeon won't call a referendum at all if the EU indicates Scotland rejoining wouldn't happen.
 
 
 
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