Scotland and the EU? In or out?


Spike is still trying to work out if Scotland’s in or out, or somewhere between, or even in a parallel universe, from this comment made by the European fisheries commissioner to The Scotsman yesterday: “On the issue concerning Scotland’s independence, that’s not my competence to assess or to evaluate but if, for one moment, we were to assume that Scotland gained independence and therefore is eligible as a new member state for the European Union, I would see that, legally speaking, the continuation of the membership would remain with the rest of the UK – less Scotland.

“And, therefore, Scotland, as a newly-independent state, would have to apply for membership.”

Is that what’s called ‘hedging your bets’?