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Old 10.12.2012, 16:24
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Re: 800,000 Scottish ex-pats cannot vote on referendum

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The EU president has spoken, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...itics-20664907

"What I said, and it is our doctrine and it is clear since 2004 in legal terms, if one part of a country - I am not referring now to any specific one - wants to become an independent state, of course as an independent state it has to apply to the European membership according to the rules - that is obvious."
Asked whether an independent country would have to renegotiate its terms, Mr Barroso said: "Yes.".
When further asked whether that negotiation would be from "inside" the EU, the president responded: "We are a union of states, so if there is a new state, of course, that state has to apply for membership and negotiate the conditions with other member states. For European Union purposes, from a legal point of view, it is certainly a new state. If a country becomes independent it is a new state and has to negotiate with the EU".
The honourable (ahem) Mr. Barroso fails to mention of course that it is in the best interest of the EU to allow these productive states to rejoin the EU as quickly as possible. Anything the EU states these days should be taken with more than a grain of salt.
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Re: 800,000 Scottish ex-pats cannot vote on referendum

I think you will find that Scotland is not very productive. They did invent fatty heavy diets, but lately the best bits have moved away.
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but lately the best bits have moved away.
Well I have to agree with that bit, but...

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I think you will find that Scotland is not very productive. They did invent fatty heavy diets...
Come on now, no need to troll.
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I think you will find that Scotland is not very productive. They did invent fatty heavy diets, but lately the best bits have moved away.
OK I'll play along.

So lets get one fatty food out the way, I'll see what else I can come up with to quash your myth.

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Scotland may not be the healthiest place in the world but it is one of the nicest places in the world.
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