Independent Scotland in the E.U
Err! probably not
Alex Salmondsl lie that Scotland
would inherit E.U rights IF' the
Scottish peoples were to make
the biggest mistake in its long History
and vote for snp Independence
(which they wont being normal sensible folk)
has a number of flaws.
The problem with the seperationists claim
is first the UK 'boundaries' would
change Scotland would be outside
the UK and as such would not be bound
by any E.U. law or obligations..
The newly created nation of Scotland would
then be obliged to negotiate for membership
of the European Union in compliance with
the procedure set out in the Maastricht treaty.
Any renegotiated membership of the E.U is
highly unlikey to be as favourable to new
members as they would have considerederably
less political influence being a tiny little nation on
the farthermost fringes of Europe.
One further complication would be the rise
of anti E.U sentiment within a Nationalist
scotland leading to a movement to remain
outside the E.U. with the Scottish people unwilling to
give away the Sovereignty they have
just reclaimed from the U.K. to another
larger .Union' of nations at the behest of
Perhaps the question from the
Independence issue is does the
Scottish Parliament have the right
to give the newly acquired
'sovereignty of the Scottish people'
away to the E.U. without the authority
of the Scottish people without a
referendum on E.U. membership