By James Fontanella-Khan in Brussels and Tobias Buck in Madrid
It is September 19. Scotland has voted to leave the UK. Now the EU must decide how to cope with the secession of part of a member state whose population are EU citizens and which wants to keep it that way. Scotland’s proposed independence day is just 18 months away. The clock is ticking . . .
What will happen on day one?
While Edinburgh will begin negotiations with London about how to separate from the UK, eurocrats in Brussels will start stitching together a plan on how to deal with the “Scottish question”. It will be a last minute affair because nobody at the European Commission will have expected the result. As one official has put ...