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SNP Sings Solo
Is Anybody For Scottish Independence?

What do China, the Pope, Hilary Clinton, and J.K. Rowling have in common? They are are opposed to the Scottish independence movement. The Guardian reports that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is the latest to go on record rooting for the UK to stay in one piece:

Li was asked about the referendum at a joint press conference with David Cameron in Westminster. Li said he wanted a “strong, prosperous and united United Kingdom”.

He added: “I believe that the United Kingdom can stay at the forefront in leading the world’s growth and development and also continue to play an important and even bigger role for regional stability and global peace.” But he added: “We certainly respect the choice you make.”

When China and the Pope both oppose your cause, you know it’s either the best cause going or the worst one. But Scottish separatists can take consolation in the fact that they have at least one possible supporter outside their borders: Matt Yglesias.

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  • Federale

    That convinces me, the Reds oppose it. Got to do everything Mao says.

  • Federale

    And to add to that, Hillary! and Obama. Two other reasons for Scottish independence. And, for the record, the Pope did not oppose Scottish independence. He just said to be careful, as in the Velvet Divorce of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. There is no reason to believe that the Czech/Slovac pattern will not hold with Scotland.

    • Andrew Allison

      He said no such thing: Specifically, he said, “Let’s think of the former Yugoslavia. Obviously, there are nations with cultures so different that couldn’t even be stuck together with glue. The Yugoslavian case is very clear, but I ask myself if it is so clear in other cases – Scotland, Padania, Catalunya.”

  • Andrew Allison

    Just one more example of Yglesias being on the wrong side of history.

    • Fred

      I think the mention of Yglesias was writ ironical.

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