This is the bit that is really really unacceptable. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, Scotland.
Since when did corporations get to vote? (Don't remind me that they are "people" over here, yuck.)
It's like when Sodexo warned us "if you put up the minimum wage U of C, we will have to put up our prices."
In a certain sense: so the **** what?
I'm sure the English said the same in 1775. The Republicans said the same in the 2010 election here.
America split from England and there was no problem.
Ireland split from England and there was no problem.
Iceland split from Denmark and there was far from a problem.
Latin American countries split from Spain and there was no problem.
Australia. New Zealand.
And on and on and on...
England got all its practice for world domination on the Irish and the Scots.
Give it a whirl Scotland. My Scots ancestors are obviously into it. As is anyone with a pulse, really. As far as the "head" versus "heart" thing goes, I think it's pretty much a no brainer. Literally.
And the whole "there is no going back" thing. What? Since when was that ever true? Just look at your own medieval history England.