I really hope they don't! I just can't think how they would sort it all out, what the consequences would be in terms of just about everything! Mind boggling. We live close to the border and have several friends living in Scotland. It doesn't feel like a different country.....
I have no idea what impact it will have on England financially if Scotland goes independent. I don't know if we will be worse or better off. I do think the value pound will suffer heavily though. I do want Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom though; I don't want to lose the Union Jack, and I think it will cause a lot of complications with trade, education, jobs, and moving borders. I think we will lose part of our identity and sense of togetherness.
I am now also dubious about what will happen if the vote 'no' as well, since they will receive more powers. That kind of means they will be siphoning off the benefits of being in the UK, but not giving as much back.
How would that work? We have the queen as our head of state in Aus, but we are still part of the monarchy. I thought that once a country leaves the Commonwealth, they no longer have any ties with the British monarchy.
I don't know enough about this to provide a comment of worth, but I can understand why a nation would want to be free of the British monarchy. If the Scotts want to, I think they should go for it. P.S. Yes, the only knowledge I have on the matter I gathered from watching 'Braveheart'.
I don't really know enough to comment either. All I know about the issue I have learned from Braveheart and from Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series - but if Jamie Fraser was willing to fight for independence back in 1745 I think it must be a good thing lol!