What do I think about Scottish independence?

This question was recently put to me by an online friend in Australia. I responded briefly as follows:

I’m a democrat so, if Scotland wants independence, I accept that. But I hope that the Scots vote to remain in the United Kingdom with a fresh look at how much power can be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

Around the world, we have political movements that emphasise the differences between people and argue for the redrawing of territorial boundaries to address these differences. I support structures, including nations, that build on our commonalties and recognise that redrawing boundaries rarely solves a problem but simply refines it.

This short essay of mine is relevant.


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