Your last re: Border Control......
The Scots will NOT sign up to Schengen, as that will result in a border control. We will pander to your parinoia. (IMHO).
Yet you might want to ponder the reality of what...... well...... some of your lcd-mentality might rhetorically wish for..... all I would say is you will reap what you sow. It won't happen though. Don't get confused with Westminster scaremongering (and YOU better not believe it yourselves, btw) and what the reality of the reality will be.
Border controls and the ECB as your central bank will be the result. Followed by financial institutions piling out of Edinburgh. I can't wait. Meanwhile, sales of Buckie and deep fried Mars Bars are set to accelerate, those sort of products always do well when a country/economy goes into terminal decline.
Last edited by Road_Hog; 06-02-2012 at 08:07 PM.
Any country that now joins the EU, has to agree to join the Euro. From memory, there are only two countries that are no Euro members that are part of the EU. The UK & Sweden. Sweden has to join as soon as it meets the economic conditions, but strangely, it has not rushed to meet these conditions. The UK is the only country that is not bound over to join the Eurozone that is part of the EU.
The Schengen agreement has the same rule. Scotland will have to renegotiate with the EU to join a a separate 'new' country. Most likely it will be forced into agreeing to both of these, but will be financially rewarded (much like Ireland was) for being compliant.
The difference with Ireland is that they're not part of the Schengen agreement, if for nothing else, they would have been isolated, as their borders are with the UK and they would not be allowed the free travel that they currently get as a privilege from being previously part of the UK.
So, Ireland is not part of Schengen, but Scotland would be, hence the difference. If Ireland doesn't institute border control against Scotland, then they will also have to be subject to British & NI border controls.
As a successor state Scotland will carry on as a member. Anyway, as there is no mechanism for expulsion, Scotland, a member as part of the UK, can't be thrown outScotland will have to renegotiate with the EU to join a a separate 'new' country
I'm not going to react to ..... whatever, whitchever, patheticwhatever you might wish to declare yourself as delinquentever or even Englishforever.
RELAX....... You are not that important.Is it possible that the chip on your shoulder is effecting one's ability to get with the times?