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  2. “… I went to Wee Ginger Dug Mansions …” πŸ™‚ Arf!

    1. Negative campaigning has been demonstrated to be effective again and again. Less kumbaya next time and offer the distilled truth and simple choice:

    Do we choose world’s richest single market or a debt-ridden, isolated, xenophobic, little England?

    2. Let’s debunk the myth of Scottish secession. Scotland will not leave the Union; it will dissolve it.

    The United Kingdom of Great Britain is a legal and political entity formed by the Union of two and only two countries – the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England (incorporating Wales). It was created by a bilateral internationally recognised treaty.

    It is the case that upon dissolution of the Treaty of Union, its associated enabling acts of parliaments, and any subsequent contingent intra-state treaties and agreements derived therefrom, the United Kingdom of Great Britain will cease to be.

    As you might expect, two and only two SUCCESSOR states will emerge from its discarded husk – the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England (incorporating Wales). There can be no continuing state of an extinguished voluntary union of two nations. It is on its face a daft proposition.

    Consider the tautology: When the Union is dissolved, the Union ceases to be.

    However, while Scotland will be a successor state that does not prevent the EU from deeming Scotland the CONTINUATOR state as it relates to EU membership. THAT vote does not require unanimity, rather Scotland’s status can be confirmed by qualified majority vote. No opportunity for a Spanish veto (in the unlikely event they’d attempt one).

  3. So if the Union is dissolved into its original two elements, what then becomes of territories added to the UK since the Unions, especially NI and Gibraltar? Do they get to choose, or just somehow fall through the crack and become de-facto independent? Would the RoI then renew its claim on the North and Spain on Gibraltar? Interesting times?

  4. jist sayin like
    n you might say, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Clean Coal technology (CCT) has made enormous strides over the last ten years. Britain (or to be exact, Scotland) was a leader in this field, producing the best CCT results in the world back in 2008.
    From John Ward THE SLOG
    A wee change. http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=33903

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