Yeah it would be a bureacratic mess. Off the top of my head I would have thought it easier to negotiate England, Wales and NI leaving whilst Scotland remaining. But I can only guess at the red tape that will be involved in any event.skalpel wrote:
There's also precedent for parts of nations leave in Greenland too. But wouldn't it be bureaucratically easier for parts of a nation to leave than to join? It now being a brand new state and a brand new member state of the EU with little in common with the predecessor nation that it was once part of.
Sorry, skalps I wasn't directing that comment at you or anyone specific.skalpel wrote:I didn't vote leave, and nor will have many other people who are concerned about Scotland's breakaway...
And it's not that I don't want the situation to worsen in the sense that you mean, I'm saying that there is currently enough of a fracture through the UK without having to immediately deal with the SNP calling for Scottish independence again.
I meant that the SNP had made several indications before the vote stating that a leave result would result in a call for a new independence referendum and all the polls suggested a clear remain vote in Scotland. It was incredibly obvious that a leave result would threaten the break up of the UK again and that should have been taken into account by the electorate south of the border. There is no logic to ignoring the signs of the further implications relating to Scotland and then moaning when they come to pass. It would be naive to conclude that a political party whose primary policy is to seek Scottish Independance would not seek to capitalise on this result. Anybody south of the border who is now losing sleep over that should have factored it into their decision. Those who didn't vote leave and are disturbed by this possibility just have to suck it up because ultimately it is an inevitable conclusion that was always going to be tied into the result. It was always a double-jeopardy result, it is just that many seem to have not realised or acknowledged this before hand.