I know the Scottish Indepndence debate has been done to death on this forum, also considering the groundswell of opinions on both sides of the border, it may or may not happen eventuallly, next year after the Scottish election or never. In such an eventuality, what would the fate of the Union Flag be ? personally I would prefer to retain it so to represent history and the diversity of the population and "Britishness" the definition of which will remain the same after the Scots go their own way. English and British has been interchangable when describing English people. Should we keep it as it is or drop the cross of St Andrew saltaire from it, would make a funny looking flag, St Georges and St Patrick cross on white. I would have doubts about using the St Georges cross in overseas operations as it looks too much like a Red Cross flag, instead use it for domestic purposes not sure how it long it will be for the Welsh and the Northern Irish to follow suit, They will be following the Scottish Independence closely and how they cope afterward with interest.