This week Scotland, a constituent part of the United Kingdom, goes to the polls to decide if it will seceed from the union. This would lead directly to the break-up of the UK. The race is literally too close to call and the Unionist faction “Better Together” are in a bit of a panic. There are any number of implications from an American perspective which I will endeavour to tease out before Thursday. Meanwhile, today, Baird thinks that a new mascot might help.