Let me say to start with that I am firmly for keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom. It is a union that has endured and works successfully for all members. Together we are stronger than as individual units.
But let me look at the upside if Scotland did break away.
Firstly, the dead weight of all the Scottish Labour MPs would go making it much easier to regain Conservative control of Parliament. At the moment Scottish Labour MPs are holding back England from growth and success.
When I visited Scotland and met with the SNP leadership I was taken aback by how few people live in Scotland and how dependent they are on public sector jobs.
The SNP leadership told me that realistically they could do away with all the local government and no one would see services affected but they can’t as they serve as a job creation scheme.
Secondly, and much less clear, is the issue of the EU. Given all the treaties are with the United Kingdom and defacto this would cease to exist it seems that it might not just be Scotland who find themselves outside the EU.
It is possible that the rump of the UK may also be set free of the EU treaties as it would no longer be the entity that signed the treaties.
Now, that’s a thought!