blackbike wrote:I'm not sure leaving the UK would mean Scotland could get back into the EU.
Having just lost one of it biggest cash contributors, the UK, would the EU want to take back an ex-UK country which would not be a net contributor to the Brussels, but a drain on its finances?
I doubt it.
Other countries which are net recipients of EU money would probably veto Scotland's membership, fearing that Scotland would simply reduce the money they get from the reduced number of net contributors.
You don't seem to get the time frame. If theres another Scottishrl referendum #before Article 50 comes into play (and that's looking to be kicked well into the long grass) Scotland will technically still BE in the EU, so it's simply a matter of cutting off the Brexit nose to spite it's face.
voted to stay in Europe. For the EU, the prospect of welcoming a lost sheep back into the fold, while being able to gives the rUK a bloody nose AND be divisive and prevaricating over terms and conditions (which will ultimately involve rUK accepting free movement of people, if they won't bend for Norway or Switzerland, thet ain't doing no favours for big Theresa) must have them salivating at the jaw.
It's a win win for the EU. With the current administration in play, more austerity, snoopers charter ect ect, the break up of the UK is only a well timed referendum away.
It's not about the money, honey, it's about the decision making process.