It's never been an economic argument for me - I've said before that the Scottish economy can be successful in or out the union. The economic arguments are often overplayed by both sides of the debate. Poltically, I am not instinctively a nationalist but a federalist - but thanks to the Labour Party that is just a pipedream. We have an asymmetric union of 4 nations where one dominates the other 3 and the other 3 have to suck it up. Brexit was the final straw for me - not the actual Leave vote but the shenanigans afterwards. Labour sitting on the fence, the Tories pandering to their extremists and the concerns of the 3 nations just completely ignored. Why on a 52-48 vote were we getting driven by the Tory Right towards a Hard Brexit? We now have a government that increasingly sticks 2 fingers up to the rule of law - if they break the law they just try and change the law to try and make themselves untouchable. It's a government that's rooted in nasty racist populism. Not that Labour are any better - too busy being bland or Tory lite. I used to be one of those people who said I couldn't support independence because it would separate the working class of Scotland from the those in the rest of the UK. Two elections and a one Brexit vote later and I'm of the view that the working class in Scotland owe nothing to the racist fuckwits who keep voting for the Tories. I genuinely believe we have a democratic deficit in this country - a federalist structure with a democratic voting system could have prevented the worst exceses - but it won't happen because neither Labour or the Tories want it to happen. The only solution for me is independence.