This is important stuff. I'm sure we are all on the same side in this and it is far too important to be left in the hands of the demagogue-in-chief. Salmond has a lot of ground to make up if he is to reach the 50% +1 vote he needs . I am concerned that his rabble-rousing and false promises will alienate those intelligent Scots people he needs to win over.
Ha! A Tory, and an admirer of Thatcher to boot, calling someone a demagogue.
Another thought. Will an independent Scotland be able to maintain the standards it set with the Edinburgh tram system and the Scottish Parliament Building?
Holyrood was Westminster. There was a perfectly good building in the Old Royal High School but the Westminster government of the time didn't want to use it as, apparently, it was a 'nationalist symbol'. Contrast and compare with modern capital projects - various road and rail improvements, the new Forth Bridge - that come in on time and under budget since Westminster's PFI/PPP craziness was abandoned.
Edinburgh trams is an Edinburgh council project which the SNP minority government tried to cancel in 2007. It was voted down by the unionist parties.
On the whole, the devolved government and parliament have a good track record of deliverying, especially since a Scottish-based party took control. The day the start doing things like constructing aircraft carriers without planes to go on them is the day I'll start witholding my support.
The timetable seems to be contracting, though, which is good, since it hastens the date by which the Scotch start to reap the rewards of independence. Indeed , as one respected commentator has it, Salmond intends that Scotland would become independent "in March 2016, just before the start of the 2016 election campaign". On this timetable, the devolved SNP administration would become the first government of an independent Scotland. Transferring powers before the election would also prevent the possibility that Scotland votes for independence and then elects pro-union parties to negotiate the terms...Or call a fresh referendum.
The appellation "Project Fear" is a fiction..just like Braveheart.
Project Fear is the in-house name of the Better Together campaign - the proof is in the pudding! As Alan Cochrane, Telegraph columnist and arch-Unionist, said in one of his columns, whoever thought of that title should be taken out and shot. Another name/slogan they came up with is UKOK.