Migrant Scare: UK's EU Membership Must Go to Independent Scotland

Novinite Insider » OPINIONS | Author: Ognian Kassabov |February 2, 2013, Saturday // 11:12| Views: | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Migrant Scare: UK's EU Membership Must Go to Independent Scotland

As EU discourse in the UK reached absurd pitches with the government fanned anti-immigrant craze, an equally absurd solution might appear logical.

If Scottish voters choose independence from the Union at the 2014 referendum, EU membership could as well be transferred to Scotland rather than to the remnants of the UK.

Albeit legally impossible, this development might elegantly resolve two urgent issues: Scotland's worries of having to reapply for membership, and Britain's increasingly unconstructive stance in EU matters.

British intentions to launch a ridiculous self-defamatory campaign to ward off a perceived flood of Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants starting 2014 have raised an outcry across Europe.

They have only highlighted the UK's decades-long uneasiness with fundamental EU values, reborn in hostility with PM David Cameron's renewed calls for an EU reduced to a free market with no joint political vision.

They also suggest that given continuing unapologetic support for the financial establishment, plus ongoing severe benefit cuts, the Cameron cabinet is desperately looking for a 'foreign' target to channel the frustration of UK citizens.

If Scotland wants to be a committed and solidary member, wouldn't that be better for the EU than a market- and opt-out-obsessed UK?

Opinions » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: UK, EU, Britain, british, benefit, cuts, financial, David Cameron, Scotland, Referendum, independence, immigrant, immigrants, Bulgaria, Romania, Bulgarian, Romanian
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (0)
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria