But of course it is not really like that. The electorate in Scotland are just weighing up the pros and cons before voting as various politicians from the UK run around their country like headless chickens.
Cameron et al are setting a precedent. What next? Independence for Cornwall unless we devolve from the clutches of Prince Charles and the Duchy of Cornwall taking our wealth?
Tuesday media reports are that banks are expecting a rush on ATM's if there is a yes to Independence vote and are shipping bundles of cash up to Scotland just in case.
The Euro could be the new currency but then Scotland will allegedly not be in European Union.
Devolution of powers, should Scotland remain part of the Union, could even include England. BBC News reports
"Cameron hints at plan for English MP powers".
This tiny place that is currently called the British Isles has a mighty past but until Thursday it has an uncertain future.
How will that be written after the vote though? We shall all know soon enough.