As we streak inexorably towards both the Scottish Parliament elections and the three-hundredth anniversary of the Act of Union between the Parliaments of England and Scotland, the prospect of a Scottish National Party victory will animate much debate.
In the midst of such explosions of patriotic fervour it seems to me that we're missing a critical point - in order for Scotland to become independent, the question would have to be put to a national referendum.
Well, I didn't buy a dog so I could sit in the garden barking. If these lazy good-for-nothings can't be bothered working for their salaries, they should ask themselves why they got into politics in the first place.
Sort it out, MSPs.