Britain's three major party leaders vowed to devolve more power to Scotland in the run-up to its independence vote. But why should Scotland have both more say over its own laws and on legislation that affects only the English?
Scotland voted against independence from Britain, but its example nonetheless is inspiring other separatist movements both in Europe and beyond.
Amid tensions with Russia, Kiev is not tolerating any 'pro-separatist' points of view in the press – which plays straight into the hands of Kremlin propaganda.
Lingering fighting and economic disarray have left Ukraine divided not only between east and west, but even among patriotic Ukrainians at odds about what to do next.