posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 03:15 AM
Europe is heading slowly but inevitably towards a full federal union,it's the only way the EU can hope to survive a series of crisis like the last
few years.It may still be premature to believe the EU or at least the Euro has survived.It yet may go under.
I just don't see the government being able to sell full intergration in a federal Europe,relinquishing soveriegnty and the pound to the British
public.They could try and make that decision without a referendum but I couldnt see it.
The only way would be if it was to happen 5,10 years from now and Europe has recovered and become prosperous,in which case the boat may have sailed as
far as the UK joining is concerned.
Where it would leave an independant Scotland is a subject that interests me greatly being a Scot.
Well,it's by no means clear,dispite Alex Salmonds complete assurances,that an independant Scotland would automatically be a full member state of the
EU.If we have to reapply then some countries,Spain for sure who have their own worries with the Basque region,may object to our entry.
These issues,like everything else to do with the independance are all talk and very little actual facts.Although Westminster may be against any UK
sliding out of the EU if they believe it may encourage a move towards independance in Scotland.
It's all very open to a lot of speculation right now though I can imagine Germany favouring a greater intergrated UK as an 'ally' against France
and also to help them bankroll the EU which they seem to be doing more so than anyone else.
President Tony Blair ??
No,No,Not over my dead body !!!
Damn,can you imagine how big his #-eating grin would be if he was President Tone ~ what next Vice President Peter Mandleson !!!