In an article on Bleacherreport.com, Scottish Independence Day meme creator “Scottish Independence” posted a screenshot of a new meme, showing the country of the UK leaving the EU, with the caption, “Which EU country?”
The UK has not been a member of the European Union since the country voted to leave in June.
On the day the UK voted to quit, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, said the country would be leaving the European Economic Area (EEA), which is a free-trade area that includes countries like the UK and Ireland.
On April Fool’s Day, the European Commission announced the country that was leaving the EEA, the United Kingdom, will be leaving by the end of June.
Scottish Independence Day on May 6, 2021, is also not in the EU budget.
“On April Fool, we celebrate Scotland’s independence,” said the cartoonist in the meme.
“We celebrate our independence day because it is one of the greatest celebrations of freedom that is on our doorstep.”
Scotland is not in an EEA member state that would be subject to the same budget surpluses as the rest of the United States.
“I think this is a very good example of what happens when you just let a country go, and then you are a member state, so you can negotiate and you can compromise,” said Kevin Gaughan, who has written about Scottish independence for BleacherReport.com.
“That’s what we’ve seen happen with other countries that have been left out.
I think it’s a very smart move by the Scottish Government, as well.”