Scotland Independence
John Oliver discussed Scotland independence on "Last Week Tonight." Last Week Tonight With John Oliver/Screenshot

Scottish independence goes beyond (insert first stereotype that comes to mind when you think of Scotland). As John Oliver astutely noted on "Last Week Tonight," the Scotland issue can't be broken down into a quick synopsis for someone who has never seen Mel Gibson’s classic, and historically accurate, “Braveheart.”

Instead, Scotland is carefully weighing a decision to declare its freedom -- or divorce, if you will -- from the rest of the United Kingdom Thursday, and with such a complicated issue there are two sides: pro- and anti-Scottish independence -- but that does not make it any easier to figure out.

On Oliver's “Last Week Tonight” show on HBO, the British host broke down the arguments for and against Scottish independence. He noted the differing political philosophies between Scotland (generally liberal) and the U.K. (generally conservative) and raised key issues like the oil revenues from Scotland’s reserves.

There is even the issue of British nuclear weapons currently stored in Scotland. If Scotland votes for independence, officials want the weapons removed, but the U.K. has nowhere else to put them. Oliver suggested disguising them as Buckingham Palace guards, "but someone surely would notice."

In a last-ditch effort to woo Scotland back, Oliver put on his best romantic-comedy impression and ate haggis, drank Scotch and brought out the country’s national animal: a unicorn. If that weren’t enough, Oliver said he could even pretend to like bagpipes.

While Oliver offered a comedic retort against Scottish independence, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has donated more than $1 million to the Better Together (i.e., No) campaign.

“Whenever the big issues are raised -- our heavy reliance on oil revenue if we become independent, what currency we’ll use, whether we’ll get back into the EU -- reasonable questions are drowned out by accusations of ‘scaremongering.’ Meanwhile, dramatically differing figures and predictions are being slapped in front of us by both campaigns, so that it becomes difficult to know what to believe,” Rowling said on her website.

Actors Russell Brand and Sean Connery, on the other hand, favor Scottish independence. "It is rooted in inclusiveness, equality and that core democratic value that the people of Scotland are the best guardians of their own future," said James Bond himself.

So, who said it best? Did Rowling and Oliver convince you Scotland should stay with the U.K., or do you side with Brand and Connery in favor of Scottish independence? Vote below!