I don’t know about Venice....but in the case of Scotland, I think the Tories should encourage it. The Scots are hopelessly labor and I’ve always wondered why the Tories don’t let them go their own way.
Look at a UK election map. England outside of London votes overwhelmingly conservative. It’s London, Wales and Scotland that give the left almost all of their support. Let ‘em go and say good riddance!
Why just hand them over to the EU?