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Scotland and Ireland are quite different cases. Northern Ireland is already under a different economic regime, no one in London cares about it, if faced with the decision it would be very difficult for the Republic to refuse reunification and keeping the status quo going is an enormous drain on all involved. At some point in the nearish future a united Ireland is more than likely. But for Scotland all the signs are reversed. There is no independent Scottish economic regime that could be extracted from the UK economy, the land border would be even more of a pain than on Ireland, and you'd have to build a Scottish state from the ground up. I don't see it.
by generic on Fri Jan 22nd, 2021 at 12:10:03 AM EST
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