I'm surprised I don't see a lounge topic on this already.
So two polling questions, one set for locals who get a referendum vote and another for everybody else.
I'm most interested in hearing from those actually living in Scotland and who actually get to vote. How do you feel about it? If yes, why? If no, why not?
The referendum discussion has been going on for some time. I'm in another continent living 7500 km away and still see it in the news. I've read discussions about assorted viewpoints and concerns: How will the budget work, how will healthcare work, how will currency work, how will taxes work, how will the oil revenues work, even discussion about how BBC will be affected by a potential split.
I can certainly understand the desire for more local control of government services. It is a refrain we always hear. Local control is often better attuned to local needs, so results tend to be better. Yet national issues are expensive, and there are collective benefits. A nation of 5M breaking off from a nation of 64M, well, that's not a particularly large nation either by size or by population.
For those in the region, what are your thoughts on the matter?