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Letters / Scotland can’t be independent in the EU

Received Robert Leslie’s election leaflet through the post, at number 6 in his frontpage wish list is ‘Re-join the EU’.

I do not want to be in a political union, the European Union, that is why I voted Leave in 2016.

The EU is a political project that looks to incorporate all nation states into that union, with all the nations being sub servient to the EU.  A definition of sovereignty might help, that is the authority of a state to govern itself and determine its own laws.

Countries in the EU can pass any law they want but EU law on the same issue takes precedence. One concern is that if Scotland does become independent it appears that the SNP think that they can just re-join the EU without asking voters for permission in a referendum about whether they want to be in the EU or not.

The SNP, and other members of the EU supporters club, should pay more attention to what is actually happening in the EU.  Utopia, it is not.

Farming protests have been taking place all over the EU this year.  This is because of the EU green deal, which, remarkably, is aiming to make the production of food and meat at best awkward.  The Farmers Party in the Netherlands has won seats in Senate and in EU elections due to public unease over the implications of the green deal.

The unelected head of the EU Ursula von der Leyen has suggested the need for an EU-wide digital ID, “that any citizen can use anywhere in Europe, to do anything from paying your taxes to renting a bicycle”, oh, and handy for keeping track of what citizens are up to as well.  Big Brother!

Scotland is not independent in the UK.  An independent Scotland cannot be independent in the EU.  Scotland can be independent, or it can be in either union.

Brian Nugent
Hamnavoe

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