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Referendum On Scotland Would There Be A Refendum On Eu Like In 2017

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gordiescotland1 | 08:19 Mon 09th Jun 2014 | News
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I was wondering that if God forbid Scotland gets independence in September would there be a referendum on joining Europe like conservatives want to do in 2017 if they win the 2015 general election it is something we need desperately an in out referendum on Europe but the answers from Scotland on the chance of independence are not forthcoming


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If Scotland get independence, joining Europe would not be their choice, there are certain criteria to be met first.
I think the pro-European position in Scotland is far too strong for a referendum to be thought of as necessary, really. Despite its success in gaining an MEP in Scotland, UKIP, with all its success in galvanising support for its course, managed to attract 10% of voters in Scotland on a ~35% turnout.

Whether or not Scotland will be able to join the EU - at least, as easily as the "Scotland's Future" manifesto claims - is far more of an issue.
Scotland, if it voted for Independence, would also cease to be a member of the EU. It would then be up to the Scottish Parliament whether Scotland applied to join the EU. The EU would assess Scotland's application andwhether it wanted Scotland as a member.

Assuming Scotland wanted to join, and the EU wanted them as a member, then it would be up to the Scottish parliament to decide whether to ask the Scottish people their view with a referendum.

Remember, Heath joined us up without consulting the British people.
It is worth remember that the SNP, like Labour, used to be anti-Europe and voted 'No' in the 1975 referendum. Of course a lot has changed since then. It would be sensible for the Independent Scottish Parliament to give the people the choice, but it is not a foregone conclusion that they would.
A politician ask the people what they want?

Really? On what planet is that?
An independent Scotland would have to apply to join the EU, they may well hold a vote on whether they should but in reality they'd have to qualify to be allowed in and that would take time so there would be a period outside.
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