There is much discussion on the blogosphere about the plans of Alex Salmond and the SNP. Very many people are pinning their hopes on a new Republic of Scotland meaning that we, the English, would have to reapply to retain our membership of the EU. The thinking members of the public realise that we will never again have control of our own destiny whilst paying homage to the unelected, unaudited commissars in Brussels.
Unfortunately I don't believe in fairy tales. Alex Salmond is a mainstream politician and therefore he will have no intention of leaving the EU. He is allegedly an EU supporter (of course) and so he will be mindful not to rock the boat. Already he is playing two ends against the middle by proposing that an independent Scotland would retain the Queen as Head of State. It doesn't sound like an independent nation to me.
I suspect that when the dust settles the Scottish people who voted for independence will suddenly realise that nothing much has changed. Alex Salmond will be in a stronger position personally but he won't go near any type of referendum. The people won't get a say on anything because that is not the way of the EU. The only time that any of the people will ever get a voice will be when they fight for it! One day it will come but I suspect that I will be long gone when it does.