I had no interest in seeing "The Interview" but now the hackers (otherwise known as the North Korean regime) are threatening 9-11 style attacks on movie goers. That gets my interest in the film up a bit. .
Like any other industry, the Scottish whisky distillers dislike economic uncertainty. And between questions about what currency an independent Scotland would use and the will-they-or-won't-they of whether the European Union would let Scotland join, Scottish independence would bring about a lot of uncertainty. So it makes sense that the distilling industry would be wary of breaking away.
The Scotch Whisky Association isn't officially opposing independence, but its spokesperson told CNBC that "the consensus within the Scotch industry is that the potential risks outweigh the advantages." In particular, the whisky distillers are worried about the shrunken banking industry and what that would mean for access to credit.
I don't really understand why the Scots want independence. The biggest argument for it seems to be that they will have quite a bit of oil wealth, but that's at best temporary. A breakup seems like it will hurt both parties in the long run, reducing their size and economic clout. But it will be interesting to watch anyway.