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Apr 17, 2017, 8:15 AM
Location: Ayrshire, Midlothian
Team(s): AFC Darwen, Troon, Ayr Utd, Burnley
The 9% deficit predicted would equal that of Greece.
Scottish GDP/per capita $43k
You have absolutely no idea what the Scottish deficit, if any. is. Scotland receives £27 billion and spends £27 billion. It contributes $60 billion. That is all you know for fact. All else is calculated on a per capita share of WM spending, regardless of where and on what it is spent.
Oh, and you'd have to have the Euro
No we wouldn't. Many new EU countries don't use the Euro. And not so new countries too - Sweden has been a member for about 20 years.
and then be made to bail out failing Eurozone countries. Have fun with that!
Scotland already contributes via Westminster. No change there then.
Nicholas Dungan, a transatlantic relations expert with the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan think tank commented that 'Scotland would have almost no international standing to start with. The new nation would likely have to reapply to enter the European Union, which is not a sure bet because many European governments are dealing with separatist movements of their own and would rather not legitimize the Scottish government.'
(Don't forget that the Catalans, Basques and Andalusian's in Spain want their own countries as well - would Spain want to deal with these and other separatist nations around the EU table...IF the EU is still in existence?)
Dear oh dear oh dear. Not that old chestnut again. Repeating a lie over and over again does not make it true.
"Spain gives up threat to veto an independent Scotland's application to join the EU,,,,
The Guardian reports that when asked directly whether he would veto an independent Scotland of joining the EU, Mr Dastis said: “No, we wouldn’t”. "
(This post was edited by PaulC on Apr 17, 2017, 8:17 AM)