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Take Britain out of Europe and you can take Scotland out of the UK

Posted by seumasach on December 14, 2011

Who are the separatists now? Take Britain out of Europe and you can take Scotland out of the UK

Iain MacWhirter

13th December, 2011

David Cameron’s decision to take the UK out of Europe will take Scotland out of the UK.  The Prime Minister’s use of the veto against the EU treaty on budgetary reform looks like the game-changer that the SNP leader Alex Salmond has been waiting for.   Attachment to the Union in Scotland is likely to evaporate as Scots realise that they have become an appendage to an essentially isolationist England with a sceptic media saturated with an ugly chauvinism. The hostility shown towards European nations is like a bad version of the hostility that old school Scottish nationalists used to show towards England. Only they grew out of it.

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