My view as a born and raised Londoner with many ties to Scotland.
The facts are that regardless of the result, be it a no or a yes, the future of the union of England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland will have
changed dramatically as of the time of the result.
I believe we are headed for a more federal system. I personally believe that we should federalize England in order to foster competition and
specialization between the regions.
Also, if one considers that Scotland & Wales combined have a smaller population than London, is it not fair that London is allowed to keep more of the
taxes we pay here?
London receives far less tax than it generates and hence we have many of the most extremely deprived and unequal localities in the UK.
The current arrangement will change and rightly so.
I also dislike the way in which many YES campaigners have stirred up nationalism. Nationalism is VERY hard to put back in the box once you've let it
With regard to the final result. I believe that a NO vote is more likely than not, I cite as my evidence the fact that Betfair are paying out already
on NO bets.
Betfair pay out on NO
And Bookmakers ALWAYS have the most accurate results, as they carry out many internal polls and have a far better grasp on the real odds all factors
considered. It is how they make money after-all!
Anyway, my point is that regardless of the outcome we should be very proud of the fact that we had the cojones to let Scotland vote, and we will
accept the result whatever it may be.
This is a proud day for the nation in which parliamentary democracy began!
I do have to say though, surely the idea of a currency union in which Scottish budgets would have to be approved by the BoE is less independence than
you have now?
Viva the British people!