Thursday 16 August 2018

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

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
Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

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.

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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