The Hitchhikers’ Guide To Scottish Independence (Part 1)

15 Sep

The Babel Fish

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think smartphones are a pretty neat idea.

In the north of the western hemisphere of this planet is a small nation with a big decision to make. They are part of a union known as the UK. This union has, or rather had, a problem, which was this: most of the people living in it were unhappy for pretty much of the time.

Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green…

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