So Scotland gets its Independence from The UK but decides to sign up to The EU Federalist club. What then?
We have now seen the much vaunted "successes" of Greece and Ireland rather tarnished. Were the euro to still be around at this future date, would this result in Scottish euros hitting the Highlands?
Furthermore, would the present status as a United Kingdom Nation be subsumed into the periphery economies of the smaller EU Federalist bloc? All fascinating issues to be mulled over closer that reality, of course.
There is also the matter of North Sea oil in Scottish waters. I assume the claim to those still to be exhausted and quite large reserves will become part of the European piggy banks. Subject to being taxed and controlled for the benefit of all the EU States.
Now here would lie an irony. The same devastation wrought on the fishing industry, visited on the oil business. Much to savour and look forward to, as an Independent EU State, dominated by majority voting by the European Federal bodies!