If you are a Scottish nationalist you already support Scottish independence. If you are a British nationalist you already oppose it. But what about those of us who don’t care about flags? Adam Ramsay, a Scot without much time for nationalism of any kind, thinks that we should support Scottish independence as part of a wider programme of liberation in the countries of the United Kingdom. Whatever happens in the September referendum, change is now inevitable. But we urgently need to find a way out of habits and assumptions that have become so familiar as to seem natural. The independence debate has begun to describe another kind of politics in these isles – a politics that rejects both ethnic nationalism and the swindling internationalism of the financial market. Ramsay has been at the forefront of the discovery. Ramsay, and growing numbers like him, claim that we can create more democratic and accountable governments throughout these islands. Here are forty two reasons to believe them.