However, that does not make them any less foreign, as Mr Wood will find should he wish to send a resident of any of these lands a Christmas card; it won’t get very far bearing an ordinary first-class stamp.
Even sending a letter to our nearest non-UK neighbour, the Irish Republic, requires more than twice as much postage to be paid than to an address in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Why?
Because the Irish Republic is a foreign country, just as Scotland would become to the rest of the UK, and vice-versa, were we to vote to become a separate state on 18 September.
Jane Ann Liston