We Scots have no business telling the English how to live politically or otherwise and we feel your pain just as we have these past centuries of occupation.
The question of independence is not what will happen to Scotland, but what will become of England? Personally I don't relish the thought of living next to some third world country.. Where would an independent English govt. be located, ..don't say Westminster, as the people in the north might have something to say about that..
One thing we Scots have that English don't, is a strong sense of national identity, we are all Scots, ..north, south, east to west. Can you say that about England with your ethnic enclaves, regions with Geordies, Scousers, Brummies etc?
We have it all here, large and rising land mass, mineral wealth, smaller population etc.. Massive oil revenue to rightfully fill our own coffers, once it is finally diverted from subsidising Westminster.
We have Thatcher to thank for this, and New Labour.. as there is nothing else worth voting for up here now apart from SNP (I'm not an SNP supporter or voter btw..) If we can't make independence work for us, then we should be cleared off the land once again as its more than we deserve..
The way the politics are heading up here, its definately on the cards whether you like it or not..