Foreign diplomats believe Scotland is likely to vote for independence after a series of opinion polls have shown an increase in support for a yes vote in September’s referendum.
Sources in the diplomatic corps in Edinburgh, which is home to nearly 50 consulates and diplomatic missions, have told the Guardian they think the tide of opinion has shifted significantly in recent months, after a noticeable swing against David Cameron’s government and the no campaign.
It would be a shame if Scotland left. A net loss for the UK and a potentially very acrimonious, distracting and inward looking negotiation for the divorce. It always puzzled me that Cameron did not offer a devo-max option. It would have built upon the united kingdom and allowed England as much as Scotland to clarify its internal Government structure.