So, now we know: 19 October, 2023 is Freedom Day for Scots. That is the historic date set by Nicola Sturgeon for the referendum – the consultative referendum, on that she is most insistent – that will enable Scots to slough off the dead hand of the United Kingdom, emancipate themselves from the humiliation of having £2,057 more per head spent on them than on English people, and power ahead without being “held back” by the UK. Perhaps the occasion will even provide information for the nosier type of Scot regarding what currency would be in circulation post-independence.