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Ireland should work to Ensure Scottish Independence to have a friend in Europe.

ruserious

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Suddenly, we have become isolated both geographically and politically in the EU. Our close ally, and fellow linguist the UK has decided to leave the party and we're now stuck by the punch bowl, looking for the shift. Alone.

The SNP is promising a second independence referendum.

An independent Scottish State within the EU would be an extremely important ally and Ireland must make that known to the Scots, so that they can be assured of a friendship as they strike for Independence and EU membership.

What can Ireland do to ensure this outcome.
 


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Suddenly, we have become isolated both geographically and politically in the EU. Our close ally, and fellow linguist the UK has decided to leave the party and we're now stuck by the punch bowl, looking for the shift. Alone.

The SNP is promising a second independence referendum.

An independent Scottish State within the EU would be an extremely important ally and Ireland must make that known to the Scots, so that they can be assured of a friendship as they strike for Independence and EU membership.

What can Ireland do to ensure this outcome.
Ireland should mind its own business and not get involved in the inner workings of another State. Ireland has plenty of allies within the EU, and the UK leaving will not affect that. And if you think an independent Scotland would be beneficial to Ireland, then I have to disagree with you.
An English speaking nation, on the doorstep of Europe, with an educated workforce setting its own low corporation tax, with strong cultural and historical ties and access to the UK market. Sound familiar?
 

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Scotland will find broad support for membership - but they need to declare independence first.
 

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Maybe we shouldn't tell Scotland what to do because of what we want.
 

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Suddenly, we have become isolated both geographically and politically in the EU. Our close ally, and fellow linguist the UK has decided to leave the party and we're now stuck by the punch bowl, looking for the shift. Alone.

The SNP is promising a second independence referendum.

An independent Scottish State within the EU would be an extremely important ally and Ireland must make that known to the Scots, so that they can be assured of a friendship as they strike for Independence and EU membership.

What can Ireland do to ensure this outcome.
I don't know what we can do but the UK is of little use to us as it now stands. Our partnership with them is now on a much lower plane. We'd now be as well off with Scotland beside us in the EU though it might mean sharing FDI with them which they would have to go after. TBH the UK have been a carping ,negative voice in the EU and it might be just as well that they're gone-if it wasn't for the economic consequences.
 

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I would be slow to advocate that our government interfere in the internal workings of another state, particularly on the question of the independence of one of their regions. Leave it to the people of Scotland to determine that for themselves, and then support them in terms of EU membership should they choose independence.

We have to protect our current and future relations with the various parties that may come to power in Westminster or in Scotland.
 

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Suddenly, we have become isolated both geographically and politically in the EU. Our close ally, and fellow linguist the UK has decided to leave the party and we're now stuck by the punch bowl, looking for the shift. Alone.

The SNP is promising a second independence referendum.

An independent Scottish State within the EU would be an extremely important ally and Ireland must make that known to the Scots, so that they can be assured of a friendship as they strike for Independence and EU membership.

What can Ireland do to ensure this outcome.
The fact we are the only English speaking country is a huge positive, not a negative.
 

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Ireland has many friends in the EU. If you look at voting records in the council of minister there is one state which votes against us far more often than anyone else: the UK.

Its a myth that the UK is a friend of Ireland in Europe.
 

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Scotland's entry to Europe won't be automatic. It will be met with strong opposition from some big players.
 

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I would be slow to advocate that our government interfere in the internal workings of another state, particularly on the question of the independence of one of their regions. Leave it to the people of Scotland to determine that for themselves, and then support them in terms of EU membership should they choose independence.

We have to protect our current and future relations with the various parties that may come to power in Westminster or in Scotland.
This.
 

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Scotland's entry to Europe won't be automatic. It will be met with strong opposition from some big players.
Two years ago, absolutely. With this result, I think the EU will rally in support of a new member to stem a domino affect from Brexit.
 

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Two years ago, absolutely. With this result, I think the EU will rally in support of a new member to stem a domino affect from Brexit.
Do Spain have veto power over who's in/out? How about Belgium?...Italy?
 

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Why would Scotland need permission to remain in the EU? There are differences to 2014. Scotland could in theory be the successor State to UK membership of the EU.
 

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Why would Scotland need permission to remain in the EU? There are differences to 2014. Scotland could in theory be the successor State to UK membership of the EU.
It would be a new state.
 

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We didn't interfere with the first Scottish referendum, we shouldn't have put our nose in on Brexit, and we should stay out of another Scottish referendum.
 

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As one tweet said today there will be no Scottish info until someone can be found to pay for it.

The funny thing here is that Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon are now going to have to produce .
 

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As one tweet said today there will be no Scottish info until someone can be found to pay for it.

The funny thing here is that Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon are now going to have to produce .
If that piece of shít Boris becomes PM, he will be the last PM of the UK as we know it.
 


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