This weekend Sir Sean Connery has publicly announced that he thinks Scotland will become an independent country within his lifetime. Well they’d best get on with it as he is 77 years old. Sir Sean Connery lives in the Bahamas as he has sworn not to live in Scotland until it is independent. Why accept the knighthood from the Queen then Sean?
A lot of his wealth and success has been granted by playing a character that works for the BRITISH government, James Bond. So is he an ungrateful old git or is he simply eeking out an existence and sticking to his principles?
I’m really not sure what the Scots think they want to obtain by this move, they already have a strong sense of identity and their own parliament (and still vote on laws affecting England yet we don’t vote on laws affecting Scotland). Personally I keep my identity wherever I am and whatever I’m doing, its not defined by my country.
For the wider issue why do so many people want their own tiny little country and are so unhappy with their lot in life, does it really matter?