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.