This report in the Telegraph yesterday is interesting as it suggests an independent Scotland would have to reapply for EU membership if it broke from the rest of the UK.
What makes it interesting from my point of view is that, of course, the UK is a legally constituted entity of 4 parts. Thus if one part leaves, the UK itself no longer exists.
Which to my mind suggests England Wales and Northern Ireland would also have to reapply.
Which I'm sure the Telegraph wouldn't think is a bad thing - and would probably lead to an EU referendum about membership.
If this report is right - the stakes around Scottish Independence just got raised a notch...