4th March 2014, 12:35 PM
The Darkest Magikarp
Re: Scottish Independence
I'm not saying those things are correlated. I'm saying that the Scottish independence vote and the UK vote on remaining in the EU are INDEPENDENT but still very important events.
Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
I.e. Scotland votes to leave the UK. At this point it is outside the EU, so it looks to join and does (through a presumably fast process). The UK, however, votes to leave the EU 3 years later, leaving Scotland as a part of the EU.
Or, the less confusing event: Scotland votes to become independent and does not end up joining the EU because different member states don't want it there/the Scottish people decide they don't want to, and the UK remains in the EU.
In either of these situations, you have a suddenly active border that needs to be guarded whereas before you just had a "Welcome to Scotland!" sign.