Originally posted by TSOM87
I would vote SNP if we truly were going Independent, but we are not. The SNP plan to join the EU, swap England for Germany. Enough said.
I work at each end of the country, almost literally, Aberdeenshire and Sussex.. and can't help but wonder what is really going on.. since it feels
like a mess and both sides seem to be involved in creating the mess, perhaps deliberately? could it be distraction? build up an anti-EU case across
I am eyeing Ireland as I am thinking these thoughts through, so please bare with me.. what with Queenie seeming like she is bridging that gap, and
seemingly giving the impression the British are not as bad as the EU.. if the UK opts out of the EU where does that place Ireland? where would it
place an independent Scotland?
And by that I mean England is used a hub to transport goods to and from the continent, be it from France to Wales or Ireland to Germany, Scotland to
Spain, generally the cheapest route is through the English part of Britain.
What incentive would there be for telecoms giants who have major distribution centers in Ireland to keep those centers open given that they would have
to reship the goods to the continent.. and what additional cost would be incurred on the flow of those goods?
Not belittling the Scots, Welsh or Irish, but we are all tied together, with the English part of Britain within the EU it all works, cheaper overland
routes compared to the more expensive sea based routes.. But with the English part of Britain outside the EU, it means either rebuilding the failing
transport infrastructure and all the costs that incurs along with the additional cost of transportation on goods does not make a sound footing for new
governments such as Scotlands or governments that are already in debt such as Ireland.
I have a feeling that if the English part of Britain pulls out of the EU that then pulls the other parts of these Isles out of the EU too.
So it seems to me Ireland, Scotland and Wales rely on the English part of Britain being within the EU, while losing some autonomy to the EU.. putting
everyone in a worse situation and reliant not just on the EU, but the (expletives) in Westminster as well..
Seems like those (expletives) in Westminster really do hold a key to our future... and I have a feeling they know it, hence playing these games, with
a Scottish referendum so far off it is possible an EU referendum might come first, which would be a game changer..
As much as the Commonwealth games could play into the Scottish psyche for independence it could also be used to reinforce the notion that all those on
these Isles might be better off with the Commonwealth than the EU..
Or I might be over thinking everything.. but something does not seem or feel right..
edit on 16/10/12 by thoughtsfull because: (no reason