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Old 10-06-2017, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Davian93 View Post
One option for Scotland would at least be to try to have a relationship with the EU similar to Norway or Iceland's...where they're in the free market even if they're not officially in the EU as members of the EFTA.

Scotland seems like it'd lose a ton more than it'd gain if it left the UK and EU though. When your economy relies on dwindling oil reserves, whisky and promiscuous sheep, you might want to stay with the wealthier part of your country instead of going it alone.
Seems like the only comparable situation that the EU has had to undergo in the past was with Greenland, due to their separation from Denmark. But Greenland’s situation was perhaps a bit more like England’s than like Scotland’s or Catalonia, as Greenland wanted out (not sure if that was a major instigator for their desire to break away from Denmark, or just ancillary). Much like Britain though, Catalonia may be screwed by Spain and the EU if they actually secede from Spain, and they already seem to be making Catalon-based banks nervous in the same way that is being seen with London-based banks post-Brexit.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...u-independence
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