I don't follow the independence referendum threads religiously on here so forgive me if I'm going over old ground, but it feels like a lot of the arguments in the media at least have been about economics and political concerns and not really so much about the abstract dimensions of it all.
I've always considered myself primarily English. I was born in England and I live in England. Both my parents were born in England (before that my family history is a patchwork quilt of countries and cultures). However when I think about the values and the things that I most like about this country, they're more British than anything. Sense of humour. Fair play. Self-deprecation. A certain, I dunno, lightness in the way we think about problems and conduct our lives - not taking things too seriously. It also makes me think about how the presence of the other nations apart from England in the UK have affected our sense of identity.
Do you think (a question open to all of us Brits) Scotland leaving the UK would affect your sense of national and cultural identity in a way? Do you think we'd become increasingly culturally disconnected (and perhaps in a way more insular) being separated from the Scots? Would English people turn increasingly parochial without Scottish cultural and political influence? Do those concerns affect your views on Scottish independence?