Thought about Scotland independance

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  1. Bulawayo Lass

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    Interesting comment l heard today on R4 ....
    If Scotland goes independent then you will need separate travel and vehicle insurance to go there as being an independent country nhs wont apply or normal uk breakdown.

    The Scots would need the same to come to the rest of the UK.
     
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  2. jonandshell

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    Yep!

    The EHIC won't be available for the Scots and our EHICS won't be accepted there.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    unless you have dual citizenship.. ;)
     
  4. Flyingscotsman2

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    U don't need separate travel insurance for Europe so y would u need it for scotland
     
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    Wonder if I would get duel citizenship my Dad was Scottish
     
  6. Bulawayo Lass

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    Scotland is not a member of the eu and so no ehic or whatever the medical card is for a start and if you have an accident how will you pay for medical aid if needed and breakdown is different as individual country. Added to that l don't know how many others would visit the continent without medical insurance but l wouldn't that's for sure and so where does that leave scotland uk scotland depending which side of the border you live.
     
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    Info here

    " other people will be able to apply for Scottish citizenship. For example, citizenship by descent will be available to those who have a parent or grandparent who qualifies for Scottish citizenship."
     
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    no different than if you are visiting Morocco , Switzerland , Norway and any other non EU country
     
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  9. Jim

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    Technically your insurance would be invalid, but I'm sure cover would be added as a matter of course by most insurers almost immediately.
     
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    I don't pay any more for my insurance I can go to Norway no problem Russia no problem
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    indeed.. but would you want to with Putin rattlin' his sabre.. :eek:
     
  12. Flyingscotsman2

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    He's only rattling it cos we have no forces left.as I see it all these government thinks the need for boots on the ground is out dated. Well there wrong. We scrapped a perfectly good aircraft carrier we've not got one now got to rely on the French for air cover . So Putin Isis and all that looks at us as easy targets. Which we are now.
     
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    Will Corby and GT Yarmouth be designated Scottish enclaves following independance?
     
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    Going to bomb Corby lol
     
  15. GJH

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    Will that be allowed though? In order to simplify things like state pension arrangements it may well be that people will have to choose to remain British or take Scottish nationality. Just one of the many unknowns :(
     
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    no idea Graham..

    not in the least bit interested either in it .. I am British, have a UK passport .. and certainly wouldn't trade it for a Joke Jock one ..
     
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    I shall be out with my Jock mate in half an hour - both of us hoping we all remain British :)(y)
     
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    If they all bog off it will make Euston Station a bit more pleasant on a Friday afternoon.

    That's all I am saying
     
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    I suspect there is still a lot to be negotiated if there is a yes vote and even after independence there will probably be transitional arrangements over things like health care. For example what about all the folk with Scottish ancestry living in England? At some point they will have to decide if they are taking Scottish or UK citizenship. If they elect Scottish they will be immigrants! :) A yes vote will be the start of some very protracted negotiations. Almost worth leaving for France or Spain just to avoid it!
     
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    It's all a beggars' muddle and very uncertain.
     
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