Douglas Alexander, Labour's general election co-ordinator, will today tell a Labour students' conference at Strathclyde University that a vote for Alex Salmond's SNP will strengthen David Cameron's chances of becoming Prime Minister.
He will unleash a savage attack on the Nationalists, saying their "politics of perpetual protest are not suited to government" and that publication of the draft referendum Bill illustrates their "misplaced priorities".
I may be biased but I certainly don't see perpetual protest from the Scottish government. The fact that cuts will be applied throughout public services is the full responsibility of badly managed finances by the Westminster government and the SG protests no more than other parts of the UK.
Mr Alexander's misplaced priorities don't ring much of a bell either. The SNP want to give the people of Scotland a referendum on their future. What is misplaced about that? Voting for the SNP could well raise the presence of the SNP in Westminster and that would be no bad thing.
He'd be better looking to his department, the Department for International Development which hands out billions of our money to some rather questionable projects. In Nigeria, for example, under the heading of 'tropical forestry projects information system', there are 9 EU projects, 1 Dutch project and 23 DFID (UK) projects.
Makes you think he ought to be spending time looking into his own department's expenditure rather than preaching to the converted in Glasgow.