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Is everyone else as confused about Brexit as I am?

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I'm more of uncertain than confused. Let's try to add up main points...
(correct me if I'm wrong)

- as UK has started the procedure, it will happen unless agreed otherwise, with the current date... I think end of October?
- there are basically 3 options for UK: cancel the whole thing, approve the negotiated agreement for the terms of leaving EU or leave without agreement (which would shut them outside various trade systems and treaties)
- parliament appears to be divided between the three options so that none of them gets 50% support to pass; the middle ground says the referendum needs to be respected and cancel isn't acceptable but no-deal Brexit would be disastrous, while neither anti-Brexiteers nor hardcore Brexiteers accept the deal
- if Brexit happens, Scotland may be headed to another independence referendum, them being perhaps more eager to remain in EU than in UK; however Spain might, due internal matter, block Scotland from joining EU if it became independent

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It's the most idiotic thing the English have yet done to themselves. Shooting themselves in the foot springs to mind.
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I live in Scotland. Brexit has proved to be the most toxic, divisive issue I can remember. People's genuine concerns have been hijacked by a far-right agenda and they have been sold something which will not address their issues and will leave them considerably worse off.

We are on the cusp of having a new prime minister who has openly touted racist views and has no solutions to Brexit or any of the major political issues.

I really fear for the future of my country (Scotland and UK).

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What do you think, if there's Brexit (particularly hard kind), will Scotland move towards independence?

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Kaunisto wrote:

What do you think, if there's Brexit (particularly hard kind), will Scotland move towards independence?



I think it's inevitable if there is a "no deal" Brexit.

The second most divisive political event in my lifetime was the Scottish independence referendum in 2014. I'm not anti-independence but it brought out the worst on both sides of the argument.

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I've been thinking that independent Scotland could join the Nordics (meaning Nordic Council, Nordic Passport Union etc.)
Surely there's much in common and many common interests.

So far I've considered hard brexit very unlikely, but time is running out...

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