This is the latest in our series where eminent Scots explain their attitudes to Scottish independence and how they'll be voting.

Comedian and writer Janey Godley was born and brought up in Shettleston, Glasgow and her autobiography Handstands in the Dark, was a bestseller. 

Which way will you be voting in the independence referendum?

Right now I’m undecided, though I am veering towards a yes voted ever so slightly, am happy it's being discussed though.

What are your reasons for this?

I think that an independent Scotland is a great notion; I think we as a people are competent and ready to stand on our own two feet. Do I think that the Alex Salmond and his other ‘poisson’ named cohort Nicolla Sturgeon are the right people to lead us? No.

These are the same people who are ignoring the fact that there are thousands of children living below the poverty level yet continue to throw money at a flawed and broken tram system. 

Have you always been aligned with this view?

No, up until very recently I was very much against Scottish Independence but looking at Westminster and the fact that all the leaders there, regardless of political alignment, are cut from the same Etonian cloth has made me question their relevance and competence in running a country which is built on the backs of the working classes.

Would you have a preferred a third choice, eg. Devo-max or devo-plus?

Not really, I think any sort of expansion on devolution would have seemed like tokenism, and to be honest would probably be just as confusing as the current system. 

How do you define your identity?

I am a working-class Scottish woman

What are your views on free tertiary education, health care for the elderly and welfare?

I think it says a lot about a country which educates all its children regardless of class, which cares for the elderly who got us this far and cares for those most vulnerable and in need of it. I am proud to live in a country like this and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Did the Olympic Games or the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 have any bearing on your opinion?

It didn’t affect my opinion at all, it was nice to see the country come together with a bit of optimism but it didn’t move me to a feeling of serene “Britishness”… at no point did I knit union jack bunting.