(Please read with a stereotypical upper class English accent) I say, those rapscallions in the colonies have been getting away with treason for far too long! No decorum at all. I say they need a damn good thrashing. I nearly dropped my monocle when I read this- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15345511 I have since sent Jeeves (my manservant) to fetch my top-hat and coat so I can speak to the Prime Minister at once to ensure this wretched behaviour is not allowed to continue! Ok, on a more serious note, this article got me thinking. What do people think about asking or declaring independence? It happens a lot on a large scale (Tibet, Palestine) as well as a small one (see here). How do we decide which ones to take seriously and which ones not to?