Looking back at the Project Fear that preceded the Scottish independence vote, the most widely remembered is the threat that a "Yes" vote would lead to Scotland being unceremoniously turfed out of the EU if it didn't remain in the UK. Sadly ironic in present circumstances.
In addition, former Defence Secretary (and - until 2014 - widely respected) senior Scottish Labour politician Lord George Robertson warned that : "if the UK was to face a split, at this of all times, and find itself embroiled for several years in a torrid, complex, difficult and debilitating divorce, it would rob the west of a serious partner just when solidity and cool nerves are going to be vital."
There was more about the cataclysmic effect on global balances and how the unspecified Forces of Darkness would gain, but Lord Robertson was also backing his prediction that a free Scotland would be denied entry to NATO.
I remember general disbelief and incredulity at his claim that Britain's enemies would "simply love it" if the UK was to split up.
However, if you look at what is happening now because of the UK's messy break-away from the EU alliance, and run it alongside the global reality of harsh regimes, fanatical despots and proven liars - the very people we are going to be at the mercy of financially - Britain's belligerent, insular attitude and Brexit self-harm could well bring about some of Lord Robertson's direst predictions ... economically, if not pugilistically.
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