I'm not sure it is that straightforward, or that desirable.MartinCarpenter wrote:A quick referendum is very likely a good idea for Scotland. If they end up formally leaving the EU as part of the UK it'll be terribly hard to get back in again. England outside the EU is big enough to survive reasonably, Scotland much less so.
It is not clear how Scotland could negotiate to stay whilst rUK exits. The only precedent was Greenland seceding, which was a different kettle of fish.
Going indy on the assumption that speedy accession (or succession) would be granted would be a gamble. Normally new entrants would need to adopt the Euro, or at least have their own currency, a central bank, and an apparent track-record of fiscal rectitude. Our effective deficit may count against us. Junking your biggest trading market for your second biggest market (and losing both) might prove problematic.