Yesterday, was Election day in Scotland for the Scottish Parliament and from the results it appears that Scottish Nationalists have not only scored record victories across Scotland, but are on course to gain a majority in the Scottish Parliament.
The voting system is actually biased against any one party being able to gain a majority, so for this to occur is quite a defeat for the main UK parties who saw their voting base pretty much collapse.
However, now we come to the elephant in the room. As part of their campaign, the SNP pushed the idea of a referendum on scottish independence as a side issue. With a majority, that thought is not only out front, but has been suggested it will take place within the next 5 years. Now, previous polls suggested that Scotland was actually against devolution, but that may no longer be the case.
So should Scotland seek to be its own country, or should it remain part of the United Kingdom. Is this going to lead to the break up of the UK into four parts, and what likely impact would it have on each area?