• Daniel Jackson

    “I doubt many “yes” campaigners would see the North East as worthy of independence also.”

    The North East has never been considered a nation in its own right. Scotland once was.

    “…but obviously nobody would suggest that London should be entitled to an independent government”

    Many people want just that, including Allister Heath, the editor of City A.M.

    • Jeremy

      As I said, that particular argument was flawed; I was just trying to make the point that the desire for Scotland to be represented by its own government seems to be motivated more so by national feeling than by any practical political reasons.

      I wasn’t aware that a lot of people genuinely want London to have its own independent government though, it’s an interesting idea.