Scottish independence: Britain is facing its greatest constitutional crisis in 300 years
A crisis is when everyone’s running around screaming that they’ve no idea what to do. What’s actually happening today is that 5 million people are being allowed a democratic vote on what they would like to do. This is no more a constitutional crisis than the Americans voting on whether to amend the constitution is one. Because that’s what’s actually happening: people are voting on whether they’d like to change the constitution.
This may be a good idea or a bad one (the vote itself is, to my mind, a thoroughly good one, yes, this is what democracy is meant to mean, the people get to decide how and by whom they will be ruled. I also hope the answer is Yes but that’s not democracy, that’s just personal prejudice) but it simply isn’t a crisis.