Interesting times aren’t they? Yesterday, in a token gesture to Scotland, the Saltire was raised over 10 Downing Street. I believe it is to stay in place until after the referendum. How happy I am to see such benevolence from London. Do I feel patronised? Of course not.
Yet more excitement today! We are to be blessed with a visit from David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg in an attempt to save us from ourselves. I say blessed because their decision to grace us with a few hours of their time will be a good boost to the Yes Campaign.
When I first heard the news I thought ‘how condescending of them’, but later I realised Westminster politicians really are clueless about how us Scots tick. If they did have any idea they would know that such a show of unionist unity is the last thing the No Campaign need at this moment. But, as most people are aware, the quality of MSP from the unionist parties in Holyrood is poor, very poor, and I suppose they’ll be delighted to have their masters visit in the hope it will boost their cause. I hae ma doots. Be prepared for the media to be overflowing with reports about the London heir bummers’ visit to our country and don’t forget to smile at their ignorance (or should that be arrogance?)
The other day I found this very interesting ebook Scotland’s Decision published by the Hunter Foundation.
It’s lengthy but worth reading. If you’re short of time at least read the conclusions. Pass it to anyone who perhaps is undecided.
Also Jim, one of my readers, has suggested I republish the leading article in yesterday's Scottish Review. Unfortunately I can do that owing to copyright rules but you can read it here. Thanks for the prompt Jim.
As an attempt to show balance in the debate, I was sent a copy of a blog article entitled Do the Scots know what they’re doing? You can read it here. It’s always healthy to read an outsider’s view, although it’s very obvious Mr Boot has never spent any time in Northern Britain.