A total of 74 per cent of those voters who were born elsewhere in the UK voted No. Some 51 per cent of Scots-born voters supported independence.Source: The Herald
Many people in the Basque Country in Spain yearn for their independence. But they know it is almost impossible to achieve democratically because of the non-Basque element in the population. The Basque country was one of the first parts of Spain to industrialise and modernise economically. As a result, it attracted migrants from many other parts of Spain. Those non-Basque immigrants and their descendants now constitute a significant proportion of the population, creating an almost impossible hurdle for the democratic Basque political movement to overcome. That's why there is a Basque terrorist movement. What becomes impossible to achieve democratically is pursued by other means because people feel, rightly, that the democratic game is not fair. They feel it is outrageous and unjust that aliens who have chosen to come and live in their ancestral home should have the power to deprive them of their freedom.
Although I am fairly sure that Scotland will become an independent country within the next 30 years or so, it is conceivable that immigration could decisively alter that outcome, creating a Basque-like situation in Britain.
Based on the recently published data, the Scottish government should call for another referendum to be held with a franchise restricted to those who were born in Scotland, currently resident in Scotland and both of whose parents were born in Scotland. If the Westminster government refuses to agree to another referendum on those terms, the Scottish government should simply unilaterally declare that the United Kingdom is now dissolved and Scotland an independent state.