Re: Could Scottish, Catalan independence votes reshape Europe?
Scotland is fucked if they vote for independence.
Their valuable natural resources are set to expire by ~2020 and a nation gaining independence has to reapply for EU membership (which takes decades). Not to mention the ageing population, lack of infrastructure for defence, energy, health, trade, and all of their social problems like alcoholism and heart disease. Plus we'd be certain to be spiteful over the whole thing.
I don't blame them though for hating the British government - it's completely fucking London-centric (I mean before devolution the Secretary of State for Scotland hardly ever visited Scotland) and they only elected a single Tory MP in the last election.
If they vote for independence it will entirely be because the Coalition is so incompetent.
Also that map lol: Kernow getting independence. PPFFFFT.