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21 March 2013 @ 02:17 pm
Scottish Independence Referendum: The Date Has Been Set  
It has been announced that on September 18th 2014, Scotland will go to the polls to vote on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

I'm planning a longer and more in depth post on this in the near future, but my snap judgement is that Scotland will not vote for independence, and that staying in the Union is the best thing for the country in the long term. This not to say that Scotland could not function as an independent state, because I am sure it could, just that the benefits are fairly minimal and the costs and disruption of negotiating our way out of the Union would be far higher.

NB: This position is open to change, mostly depending on just how economically suicidal George Osborne continues to be in Westminster.