What big historians make of it I've no idea but:
On Friday, Alex Salmond declares HSBC "the most Scottish bank in the world". Presumably this is because, the bank du jour previously, RBS, has now somewhat put itself out of the running.
On Sunday, The Herald reveals that amongst the list of funders of The Better Together campaign is Douglas Flint, chairperson of said HSBC.
Monday, and The Herald reports that some SNP supporters are campaigning for a mass withdrawal of deposits from The HSBC.
And that's irony. Or is it hubris? Or hubris plus time? I don't know really.