I agree, but you have to take the history of the United Kingdom into account.
There is a sense that it was imposed on the people of Scotland and Ireland.
There's no doubt that there is a close bond between the peoples of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales... even Liverpool.
But at the same time there has to be recognition that we are different peoples with various cultural inputs.
The Irish, Scots & Welsh hark back to their Celtic roots (mostly), The English to their French.
There's a lot to be said for self determination, and doesn't that have to be the basis of an honest relationship before you can think of common ground?
I find it interesting that Scotland is considering seceding from the union at this late stage, but it just shows you that there is a sense of unfinished business after all this time. It's not the end of the world. England would not stand by and watch Scotland go down the toilet if things do go arseways.