From the New York Times:
Scotland would have to renegotiate membership in the European Union and other international organizations if it votes for independence in a referendum next year, according to legal advice expected to be published Monday by the British government.
A couple of thoughts:
- Wow, the British government published a report on the possibility of secession. Can you imagine Washington ever doing something so outside the box?
- The rest of the analysis falls in line nicely with my own arguments (if I do say so myself!) that secession/devolution will only succeed in Europe (or elsewhere) if the new states are allowed into the EU (or other regional and international bodies not named the UN).