January 12, 2012
The last time there was a formal English border with Scotland was under the Romans, although for some parts of the middle ages both England and Scotland may have wished for one. Since then, it’s pretty much been come and go as you wish. Well, that may – at least hypothetically – change soon.
This week saw the debate over Scottish independence heating up again, in turn throwing up a number of questions about whether Scotland would have to negotiate new membership terms with the EU, and if so, how this would work. Most discussions have focussed on the euro – which all EU members that don’t have an opt-out (which only the UK and Denmark have at the moment) – are required to join.
But there’s another interesting twist. You might assume that if Scotland again became independent, the current open border would continue. Well, you could be wrong. This is […]