What a mess. Hopes that the United Kingdom will remain in its present form are slim to say the least. Both Scotland and Gibraltar have signalled that they wish to remain part of the European Union despite the referendum result. In fact, the government of Gibraltar has found an unlikely ally in the Scottish government as the two battle to remain part of the European club. There is no simple solution. Spain is seeking joint soverignty of Gibraltar in return for allowing it to continue to form part of the EU. Scotland is talking a new independence referendum.