As shown beautifully on Wings Over Scotland - A Plague on All Your Houses, our English cousins are so utterly disillusioned with mainstream politics that the "fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists" of UKIP are now considered "respectable" by the UK Prime Minister. Labour is all but unelectable (PDF) in the medium term in England and it looks like Boris Johnson is being groomed by the Men in Suits for a right-wing coup in the Tory Party.
Having got into bed with the Tories, the Lib Dems are finished as a force in UK politics. The most likely outcome for the UK in the 2015 general election now looks like it will be a Tory / UKIP Coalition.
As England marches to the right the choice for Scotland on 18 Sep 14 will not be between independence and the status quo, for the status quo is rapidly disappearing.
How long would a subordinate Scottish Government be able to maintain, for example, a Scottish NHS while the English NHS is privatised out of existence?
The only way to secure the status quo in terms of the society we have and wish to see is now to vote for independence.
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