Northern Ireland is significantly impacted by this. We get a lot of EU funding for peace initiatives, we have a land border with the EU and we compete for investment on the grounds of our ability to access EU marketplace at low labour cost/native English speaking.
Leaving destroys a lot of that, opens a barrel of worms regarding what is going to happen with the border and cross border workers/trade. Given that the majority of NI voted to remain and that many don't want to be in the UK, but do want to be in the EU it is not a particular good time.
Mrs Dez has already suggested it, her family live in Drumnadrochit anyway
Thing is, I was very much in the minority in the Scottish referendum it that I was genuinely indifferent. Wasn't bothered which way it went. It had just never been an issue in my life either way at all. Voted purely on a random whim of closing my eyes and seeing which box the pen was closest too. Didn't bother watching the results coverage. The only factor which would have influenced me firmly deciding either way was if Scotland voted to stay in the EU but overall the UK voted to leave. To my surprise that condition has now been met. Roll on 'Indyref 2'.
I find it less interesting and more worrying. The whole "make your country great again. Deal with the X that are parasites on our country. <country> for the <country-people>" never really goes well as far as I can see from my reading of history.
I will be honest that, whilst I voted "no" in the previous secession referendum I will likely vote "yes" when the next one happens. What is odd is that my yes vote would be for the same reasons as my no vote was. I have a distrust of and distaste for narrow, inward-looking nationalism. I saw a fair amount of "vote to kick out the English. Send them all back home" sentiment in parts of Falkirk and Grangemouth in the previous campaign (and ran afoul of a "I hate all the English, if it was up to me I'd kill them all" attitude on one ocassion). But nothing to match the kind of thing that we have seen, and are continuing to see in the south of the country at the moment.The kind of toxic, outright racist mindset which seems to have been unleashed by the "leave" campaign quite frankly scares me.
From a political and social perspective I feel that I have no choice but to vote "yes" in a second Scottish referendum. It feels like the only way to salvage part of my country, even if it means chewing off two infected limbs to do it.
Which would then leave me with an invidious choice - stay, and have a hard border between myself and my family, and also surrender my hopes of ever working my way back to the part of the world where I was born (I kind of fancied retiring to the coast of South Wales if I could arrange it), or depart - knowing that I am going to be nearer at hand to my blood relatives, but will be living in a more xenophobic, close-minded and inward-looking nation. Bleargh.
(I should here say that I really do feel that Nicola Sturgeon is pretty much the only political party leader in this whole affair to come out looking the slightest professional. By contrast with Cameron's "you made me have a referendum I didn't want so I'm taking my ball and going home" demeanour, Farage's...no, not going to Godwin this conversation...and Boris Johnson's "what? Negotiations? Oh...whatever, yes. But I'm not Prime Minister yet so there is no point in talking about the little things until the one that matters is dealt with", she actually looks like she is trying to engage with the situation in some manner).
I cannot see how Corbyn can remain in charge after today. I know the Labour membership voted him, but the Parliamentary Labour Party are not with him, and if the rumours are true that he deliberately held back the Labour Remain campaign then he has to go, and if it's true it's a disgusting betrayal.