Peter Brookes (The Times)
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He came, he saw and he did his best to appeal to the emotions of the Scots. Did he succeed?
He pointed out that when Glasgow airport came under attack the UK was able to pursue those responsible using the reach and influence of a major power. Surely, if Scotland were independent, the other countries in the UK would offer assistance if there was a terrorist attack in Scotland? I'd also expect Scotland to help the remainder of the UK should a similar incident happened there.
How would we support our banks? How would an independent Scotland police its borders? How will Scotland pay for its share of the defence of the British Isles, including its nuclear deterrent and where would that deterrent be based? As the Prime Minister I would have thought he knew the answer to the last question.
He played on the fact that if Scots had family living elsewhere in the UK they would become foreigners. That is the most pathetic nonsense I've heard in the debate so far, but the unionists continue to wheel it out with frightening regularity. Ask any Englishman if he thinks Scotland is his home and he'll say no. We are separate nations and cultures and my cultural home is Scotland.
Nevertheless, he then tried the bribery angle with "vote NO and I'll give you more powers". In fact he did not say that, he said he wanted to look at "what further powers could be devolved" but those powers could be considered only if and when independence was rejected by voters. We've been here before in 1979 and, although Alex Salmond insisted last night that David Cameron's new offer needed meat on the bones, I wouldn't be considering buying any of it.
Yesterday was about positioning and I would say Alex Salmond won the day. If he hadn't - particularly when he was on home ground - there would have been many more questions asked. Will he give serious consideration to a tory PM's offer to look at further powers if the electorate vote NO? I hae ma doots.
If I were a unionist I would have felt some pity for David Cameron yesterday. He stood alone pleading the case for the Union while other unionist parties stay silent.
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Did he succeed in changing minds? Perhaps for a few tory voters yes, but to the majority in Scotland a Tory PM's visit is a non-event, no matter how hard the MSM try to display it as a grand occasion.
Many thanks to @Weegiewarbler for the picture.