Scots - would you choose the EU over the Union - POLL

(18 Posts)
LaurieFairyCake Sun 26-Jun-16 14:07:18

Just that question (other questions/other things that need to happen first to be ignored) - complex though it is

Would you choose the EU over the Union if you were to vote

Me: Yes, and I'm very pro-Union

LaurieFairyCake Sun 26-Jun-16 15:11:33

Bump as everyone's awake now grin

wibblewobble8 Sun 26-Jun-16 16:59:25

Yh, very anti union and not bothered about EU so would deffo choose Eu over the union.

AgentProvocateur Sun 26-Jun-16 17:21:50

Yes, definitely. Feel far more European than British

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sun 26-Jun-16 17:25:11

The Union.

I voted remain and I'm beyond depressed but it's fanciful to think that Scotland in Europe on its own will be no different from being there as part of the UK; even if it were to happen, which is not in the least bit guaranteed no matter how loudly Sturgeon says it is.

DanyellasDonkey Sun 26-Jun-16 17:28:32

I may be rather stupid but I don't understand why the SNP don't want to be part of Britain but want to be part of Europe.

Guacamowle Sun 26-Jun-16 17:40:38

Yes. Having been gobsmacked by the total lack of leadership at Westminster over this whole thing I want no more to do with the union - and I voted no last time round. It appears that nobody leading the Brexit campaign had actually expected a win, and there is no plan for the next steps. Madness. Let's get out.

Corcory Mon 27-Jun-16 13:30:24

Definitely want to stay with the union. I voted leave and can't see how us leaving our nearest neighbours is a good idea, they are our biggest trading partners - 4 times more than the EU not including oil and gas.

Corcory Mon 27-Jun-16 13:32:03

Definitely want to stay with the union. I voted leave and can't see how us leaving our nearest neighbours is a good idea, they are our biggest trading partners - 4 times more than the EU not including oil and gas.

prettybird Mon 27-Jun-16 14:39:12

Definitely prefer the EU over the Union - but then, I was a Yes voter, so no big surprise wink

DanyallasDonkey - it's quite simple.

If the UK were a federal state so Scotland had a voice and was not always outvoted, then I might think more favourably towards it.

Whereas the EU has a federal structure in which each of the constituent nations has a voice and, for major issues, a veto. Quite apart from the fact that only a small amount of our sovereignty is ceded (unlike ALL of it to WM), the structures of the EU mean that (contrary to the lies of the Brexit campaign), there is not the same degree of democratic deficit.

todayitstarts Mon 27-Jun-16 14:42:07

Yes. But I'm still hopeful that Brexit can be quietly shelved

MorrisZapp Mon 27-Jun-16 14:42:48

Stay in the union.

I think eu countries have to have borders, and nobody will vote for needing a passport to go to Newcastle.

todayitstarts Mon 27-Jun-16 14:44:11

TBH, I don't want to see the destruction of England, Wales or NI anymore than Scotland because that's what Brexit will cause. But I will vote for Scotland to leave the union if Brexit goes ahead

BritBrit Mon 27-Jun-16 14:48:35

I am still confused with the SNP argument. In the UK Scotland has 10% of the vote, have great input into laws/debate etc & exports £48 billion a year to the rest of the UK, in the EU they have 1% of the vote, have little say & exports to all 27 nations combined is £17 billion a year

howabout Mon 27-Jun-16 14:51:54

UK over the EU every time.

However with the right settlement I would happily have voted for remain /remain and can envisage supporting leave / leave.

GoudyStout Mon 27-Jun-16 14:52:02

I was a No voter in 2014. However, I could be persuaded to be a Yes to stay within the EU, but I'd still like to know how Scotland would fund itself - the figures didn't stack up last time and I can't see how the finances could have improved in the interim.

Although, if Scotland could stay in the EU whilst England leaves, it could be attractive for financial institutions to shift from London to Edinburgh.

I think eu countries have to have borders, and nobody will vote for needing a passport to go to Newcastle.

That won't be an issue. Have you been to Newcastle?

Luckymummy22 Mon 27-Jun-16 16:22:22

I now live in England but Scottish & do hope we can get back up there again.

I would have been a strong NO in 2014.

Now I would be YES if I had vote as long as it meant Scotland never leaving the EU.

If we need to leave & then rejoin i'm not sure.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 27-Jun-16 16:23:52

EU over union.

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