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Trying hard to keep off the politics here.
In the event of another referendum for the Scottish people, to express their views and see if they wanted to leave the United Kingdom, it would only be fair to let the English, Welsh, Irish and the Manx peoples express their views in a separate referendum to see if they actually wanted the Scots to still be included in the United Kingdom.
There are always two sides to a coin and what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
I do not believe that the above is political or racist.
As to the original question,
The answer lies in the standard statement one well known UK smoking shop displays at the side of each individual snuff product.
"SORRY, WE CANNOT SEND THIS PRODUCT TO THE USA OR ANY EU COUNTRY."
So snuff produced in England would not be sent North over the border into Scotland, the EU member.
Additional note added later.......
I have just had a look at the shop that I mentioned earlier and the export restrictions also apply to chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco. They will happily sell you pipes, filters, papers holders everything but the tobacco.
There is an old saying "Its grim up North," but it would be even grimmer North of the border for smokers, chewers and snuff takers if Scotland goes its own way.
Manufacturers and retailers will love me now when I say
ITS TIME TO START PANIC BUYING TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SCOTLAND, AND STOCK UP FOR WHEN YOU LEAVE THE UK.
I remember when originally, we all had the vote to join or stay out of the Common Market and every household received two leaflets, one stating the benefits of joining and the other explained the down sides of joining.
The only thing that stuck in my mind from the leaflets was that the down side leaflet mentioned industry would drift South and leave the North and Scotland with less and less industry. The reason for the Southwards drift was less transport costs for our exports to the continent. This actually happened, I repaired office equipment for 40 years and I was regularly told words to the effect that "we wont be here next month, this site is closing and everything is moving to the Southern branch."
So we turned our backs on our old colonies and trading partners and traded across the channel. New Zealand Lamb and butter, Argentinian beef, fruit from Jamaica, you name it we just left them all in the lurch, and our politicians probably now expect them to welcome us back with open arms.
Before I drift away too much, the purpose of this post is, when he mentions "the North reaping the benefits" does Roderick mean export trading across the English/Scottish border, or the money no longer spent on Scotland could be spent in the North?
Its lucky for you folks that I am a lousy typist or this post would go on and on and on................
I remember Dear old Margaret on the television, being jostled by reporters when she came back from Brussels. When she told them she had got a very good deal, one of them asked had she given up anything. She pinched her index finger and thumb together, like a snuff taker and said "just a teeny, little bit." About a year later we learnt that "a teeny, little bit " was our ship building and steel making. So I think we may be a bit short on working ship yards for the navy.
As for Scottish exports, there is not a big demand for Edinburgh Rock, Shortbread and Haggis.
UK politics are very genteel compared to other countries around the world, and we have not yet reached the book burning stage, but if and when we do I think I will be applauded by many on both sides of the border by hurling Jimmy Shand and Andy Stewart records into the flames.
@Effy talking of Scottish passports has just given me a thought.
You might be able to get a job working in the Scottish Embassy or Consulate in Austria.
Lord knows how much it would cost to set up buildings, security , communications, staff and travel expenses for Scottish Embassies and Consulates in all the major countries of the World.
I wonder where the Embassy will be located in England?