Sunday 11 December 2016

Priority now is to tell mandarins in Brussels that there can be no return to a Border

Published 25/06/2016 | 02:30

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: Getty
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: Getty
One of the biggest cheers on Thursday night was for Alex Salmond (pictured) – who would now bet against a second referendum on Scottish independence? Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

I don't do shock, and yet the news from our nearest neighbour across the water was deeply unsettling. As late as 11 o'clock on Thursday you could get odds of 9/1 on that vexed issue that has hung over all our heads since David Cameron went for the biggest gamble of his political life.

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Well he lost.

As did the bookies, and the markets and probably the rest of us. Make no mistake, the consequences of this result are almost entirely negative.

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