This is what a clueless authoritarian sounds like.
“The loudest cheers for the break-up of Britain would be from our adversaries and from our enemies. For the second military power in the West to shatter this year would be cataclysmic in geopolitical terms,” Lord Robertson said.
“If the United Kingdom 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.
“Nobody should underestimate the effect all of that would have on existing global balances, and the forces of darkness would simply love it.”