All very interesting.
And in both of your opinions do you feel it would be beneficial? I strongly feel Scotland should have it's independence. I met some Scots (from Dundee) in London not long ago and had this conversation, however they were strongly against moving from the UK. They had very vociferous opinions on the matter which intrigued me. When I asked if they feel Scottish, support Scotland etc they said 'of course, massively'. This confused me somewhat.
Do you think that, should Scotland gain independence, Wales will follow?
Many people have been taken in by the "We fought 2 wars together" nonsense. I have very strong views against this opinion. Anybody in their right mind would have fought Hitler. It was not out of any allegiance to England that we felt the need to fight - it was a common response from many of the world's countries - we cannot let this madman control us. So, in that respect, I don't think Scotland and England should be together for this reason - otherwise, we might as well join with France and USA and all the other countries who were on our side in the war.
A lot of people are also afraid that they will be worse off economically. They feel Scottish, but they like to feel Scottish in the safety of knowing there is the UK if anything goes wrong. In my opinion, this amounts to regional rather than national sentiment. These people do not believe Scotland is a country, but simply a region of the UK. They mistake the fact we share a language as meaning we are somehow destined to be together. This conveniently forgets the fact that we only speak English because we were pretty much made to.
The UK is a slow, ongoing erosion of Scottish national identity. It's slowness is what makes it undetectable for the majority of people who do not believe Scotland needs independence. The original decision to make us part of the UK was signed by a bunch of traitors who received land and money from the English. It was certainly not the will of the people in Scotland. Therefore, in my opinion, it is largely an illegal Union.