100 days of Brexit: lessons for Scottish independence?

Iain Macwhirter

IT is generally agreed, three months on from “B-Day”, that Brexit has made Scottish independence much more likely by pulling a reluctant Scotland out of the EU. But the chaotic early months of what some are calling “UK independence” could also be seen as an intriguing dry run for Scottish independence – a kind of mirror image of what might have happened had Scotland voted Yes in 2014.

There would have been similar confusion, and hard negotiations, as Scotland tried to remain in a single currency with a reluctant rUK. There would have been border issues to figure out too. Like today, big companies and banks would have either been relocating or asking for assurances. There would also have been intense negotiations, post a Yes vote, about whether and how Scotland remained in the European Union.

I suspect, however, that the economic disruption of Scottish independence would have been much…

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