Partly as an indulgence on my part (I’m Scottish) and partly because it’s topical and you sort of can’t escape it, I thought I’d use ‘The Big Question’ to discuss one of the biggest questions that will ever be asked in Scotland: should Scotland be an independent country?
As a Scottish person living in Australia, I don’t actually get to vote — which I think is fair — but if I could vote? I’d definitely vote yes. Not because of any broad feeling of nationalism (I sorta hate nationalism in all its forms) but mainly because culturally and historically Scottish people are different. They have different ideas about how a country should be run. Currently, under a Conservative government increasingly moving towards the right, I can’t help but feel as though an independent Scotland makes sense for the Scottish people.
But I’m curious to see what you guys and girls think. The vote is happening this week — have any of you been following the news? What have been some of your thoughts? And does it inspire any of you to start thinking about the Australian republic that was shut down all those decades ago? Let me know in the comments below.