Can we have a bit of laugh down in the churning engine-rooms that forge the indepedent Scottish nation of the future? But of course we can! An arch-though-empirical piece for the Guardian's G2 special on Scottish independence, focussing on the celebrity/grandee politics of the last Scottish election (and the next Scottish referendum). I'm pantomiming for the Londoners occasionally, so apologies for that in advance. Original here, and here's the Guardian's cut.