View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Eight days to go

Gordon Brown, George Osborne, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband, David Cameron. With eight days to go until that infernal referendum, they all suddenly come trooping north laden with tantalising gifts for the Scottish people. Just because one flicking opinion poll suggested that there might be a majority in favour of independence. Even Her Majesty the Queen all of a sudden has to remind her subjects that she has to stay out of politics and will leave it to the people of Scotland to decide if they wish to leave the UK. I am thoroughly disgusted with the rampant complacency on the part of the Westminster parties. North of the border, we have been driven to insanity by months upon months of referendum drivel on BBC Scotland (both radio and TV), which has managed to deprive us of other news, which to my mind was actually a lot more important at the time. What Messrs Brown, Osborne, Clegg, Miliband and Cameron are doing this week should have been done weeks, months, years ago. Day in day out, week in week out, month upon month. The only thing that I, as a supporter of the No Campaign can say is: gents, go back to London. The Sleeper leaves Edinburgh around midnight. You're too late now.