On the point about Independence, I feel it should be left to the people who live in each country to decide whether they want independence from the Union or not.
UK didn’t ask EU Parliament for permission to hold our Referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union.
Scotland (or any other country within our Union) shouldn’t need the permission of the whole UK Union to hold a Referendum on whether to remain a member ***
In normal circumstances, it would seem daft for Scotland to have another Independence Referendum so soon after the last one - but when the last vote happened, they were voting to remain within the UK Union as part of the bigger European Union. I think when UK as a whole voted to leave the EU, whilst the majority of the Scottish Vote voted to remain, that was a big enough material change to warrant another Referendum if they want one.
If I lived in Scotland, I think I’d prefer to wait a few years longer to see how things settle down post-Brexit because it’s very early days still - but it shouldn’t be Westminster who decides if and when they could have a Referendum.
That is just not fair - I think Westminster should remain neutral and let the Scottish Parliament and Residents manage, fund and campaign on their own Indy Ref if they want one.
***(I know the Treaties re EU and the Acts of Union re UK mean that the legal process of breaking up UK is different to UK leaving EU, so my comments are just my opinion on what is morally right)