I regret my use of the word "slight" as, via the Snob, I see that Wee 'Eck Salmond thinks that independence would not be a one-way street.
SNP leader Alex Salmond said independence was "not a one-way street" and a Scotland which went its own way could later re-join the United Kingdom.
When asked if an independent Scotland could in the future go back to being part of the UK, Mr Salmond told the GMTV Sunday Programme: "Any nation can do whatever it pleases.
"It can vote to become independent and it can vote if it so chooses to become un-independent, that's the prerogative of a nation and Scotland, of course, is a nation.
"It's a country - it has the right of self-determination. So no, it's not a one-way street, theoretically a country could do that."
Has he lost his fucking mind? Yes, Scotland could vote to rejoin the Union and the countries of the Union could equally well tell it to piss right off.
A lot of people increasingly feel that Scotland is something of a burden—both economically and spiritually, the constant, dissatified buzzing of whingeing Scots irritating all of us. People look at the vast amounts of extra money that go to the Scots in what are, essentially, electoral bribes; they then look at the increasingly ropey public services in the rest of the Union and wonder why the Scots should get the best of it based on stolen cash.
If Scotland were to go independent and became as economically successful as Wee 'Eck maintains it will, then why on earth would it want to rejoin the Union.
The only reason that Scotland would want to rejoin the Union was because independence hadn't worked and the Scottish was still the moribund, basketcase that it is today (and probably more so); why on earth does Salmond think that the rest of the Union would want to take back a near-bankrupt, under-performing, bunch of whining bastards?
So, Eckie-Thump, your "nation" can vote for what the fuck it likes, sunshine; but if you goes independent and bollocks it up, you are going to have to come up with some pretty irrefuteable reasons as to why on earth the rest of us should start subsidising the "best small country in the world" again, otherwise there's no fucking way that Scotland can become "un-independent".
Once you leave, matey, you're on your own: you can't rely on England to bail you out again.