Sadly, it's the truth and as soon as Salmond drops that myopic shortbread-tin and Skye terriers romanticism of Scotland gets down to some seriouswork that may slowly help. If he and the self serving Lefties, and I include the likes of Kirst Wark et al dropped their idealism and stopped spending money they don't have... all the better. Oh, and Heroin dealers in Scotland should be shot and their family made to pay for the round. I was appalled when I was in Edinburgh at how many spotty, hoody types on Crack or Smck there were... and, no, Auld-Yin wasn't one of them. He was actually good company despite his Rgt....
They really, really need someone to tell them to calm down, pull the Outrage Bus to the side of the road, and have a nice lie-down in the back. Perhaps we should send them Stacker1 now that he's freed of his ARRSE duties.
Scotland had a fairly long standing conservative tradition which aligned itself fairly well with the protestant work ethic.
Now that Scots have started dumping the commie red Clydeside ethos why should they restrict themselves to the borders of a fairly unpleasant peat bog with the odd picturesque hill? The boys from the east India company would put wee Eck in his place.
Or it will confirm what many Scots are worried about, that independence will put Scotland from being part of the AAA+ economy of the UK into the bbb- ratings.
The SNP rely on one source of income - North Sea oil and gas. But output is already falling in this area, and it won't last forever.
If Scotland decides to go for the independence root, then they will soon have to forgo things they take for granted, such as free healthcare, benefits, and free higher education.
The people of Scotland should take a good look at the Republic of Ireland, at their history and economy since independence, before making any rash decisions.
Ireland was quite prosperous as part of the Union, but as soon as the rabid nationalists got control, their blatant mismanagement and fostering resentment of doing business with the UK, their economy became a joke.
Today in the Republic you have to pay every time you need to see a doctor (I believe it currently stands at €12 per visit. That's just to see the doctor, then you have to add on the cost of buying medication, which isn't subsidised like we are in the UK.
So if independence is only a matter of pride, and not about economy, go for it. But remember pride goes before a fall.