I can't fully agree with this analysis. The Scots may just as well be nursing a Skull-Splitter Ale, or ale from one of the other 75 breweries in Scotland, but may have to pay an import fee for Old Peculier, made in Theakston. I can think of much worse fates than that. Go Catalonia!
Go for it Scotland. Who in their right mind would want to "belong" to the EU? Why should EU rules take precedence over ANY MEMBER COUNTRIES laws? The EU seems to think that they are kings, in total charge. Stuff them, we should all revert to National rules of our own countries.
One should take into account where most of the EU offices are situated and who is the so-called "president" of the EU.
A big part of the Belgium establishment is "Francophone", which means exactly they want Belgium to continue, as it is now.
Many in the Dutch speaking part of this non-state want Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of the country, to become independent.
Now then, the French speaking part of Belgium and the Francophones hope that the EU will eventually take away nationalities, and the wish of the Flemish people to become completely independent of the French speakers, the Francophones and yes, the influence of France.
Yes, the country that does everything to kill off the Flemish origin and language in the north of France.
If the Scottish people and Scotland becomes an independent state, it might be understandable that other people in Europe want to become independent, so Spain, France, England, Belgium, and other countries will do anything to use the EU as a threat.
That is why the EU, the most undemocratic political is getting more and more nervous, helped by the growth of the anti-EU political parties in Europe.