Next month, the voters of Scotland will go to the polls to decide whether or not they want to declare their independence from the United Kingdom.
This affects Australia because it has sparked a discussion about the UK flag — the Union Jack — and whether it needs to be changed if Scotland votes to secede.
I thought I would investigate the consequences if the Scot did vote “Yes” – what would happen to the Australian flag?
Given that the English have made no contribution to human civilisation we’d have to do with those who had. I’m not convinced, however, that it would catch on.