It’s everywhere: the Guardian alone has had 1,707 pages of coverage this week, more than five times the actual thickness of the paper (or so it seems). So don’t imagine you can come here to escape it!
I’m not entitled to vote, obviously, which gives me the right to say whatever I damn well please about it. So, just five random thoughts:
- Why aren’t I entitled to vote? In my admittedly limited experience, divorces usually allow both parties to have a say.
- The actual question – ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ – seems to mean ‘Just say Yes or No to something or other, we’ll work out what afterwards.’
- Here’s an idea for Gideon. Flog off NatWest; implement the Williams and Glyn English branch hive-off; then sell what’s left of RBS to Scotland to use as its new central bank. They already have the money-printing presses.
- What will the residue be called? ‘Rest of the U.K.’ doesn’t really catch you, does it? I suggest ‘FormerlyUnited Kingdom’ or ‘DeUnited Kingdom’. Do the acronyms and say it quickly …
- What about the weather forecast, eh? What about the weather forecast? The BBC doesn’t do the Republic of Ireland; will they continue to do Scotland? And will the SBC do England? This is important!