There has been a lot of coverage in the news recently about the SNP's plan (hope?) for Scotland to become independent. The First Minister, Alex Salmond, has said that by 2017, Scotland will be independent. Personally, I highly doubt that if a referendum were held, Scots would vote to go it alone. Although I don't personally support a fully-independent Scotland, I have to admit that I am a republican (i.e. the monarchy is an archaic form of governance and the Queen should not be head of Canada - or Scotland), as much as I think Prince William is a (slightly bald) hottie.
Check out BBC Radio 4 tonight at 8.30pm (3.30pm EST) - or listen online - for an interesting analysis of what an independent Scotland would be like .