I have no idea how sound a view that is, but it doesn’t seem implausible. We have at least one deeply well-informed expert on Quebec separatism here on VDARE; perhaps he can shed light.
Meanwhile, from my upcoming column at Taki’s Magazine:
Multicultiwise, the Scots are wholly invested in Cultural Marxism. Of Scotland’s 59 parliamentary seats, all but one are held by the CultMarx Labour and tree-hugging Liberal and Scottish National parties. South Asian and black settlers form three percent of the population and are hot for more immigration … The signs are that an independent Scotland will vie with Sweden for the title Most Multiculti-Friendly North European nation.Sure enough, this morning’s MailOnline tells us that
[Scottish nationalist leader] Alex Salmond’s independence blueprint aims to attract thousands more immigrants, who could use Scotland as a back door to England.Perhaps the Scots could hire in Mark Zuckerberg as a consultant?
The Scottish National Party say they would “celebrate” more people arriving from overseas, reversing what they claim is years of “depopulation.”
Mr Salmond says Scotland needs an extra 24,000 immigrants a year to fill jobs and bankroll the welfare system for ageing Scots, but without tough border controls many could use it as an easy route into England and Wales. [Could independent Scotland become a backdoor into England for thousands of immigrants? By Matt Chorley; MailOnline, September 17, 2014]
(If you're baffled by the title of this blog post, it's a spoof on Scotland's national poem.)