Scotland 2012 (Salmond) is reminding me of Quebec 1976 (Levesque)
As a Scotsman and a life-long supporter of the conservatives, I must note that David Cameron has displayed massive ineptitude in accommodating Alex Salmond and his crazy arguments. My 92 years old mother refers to Salmond as a windbag. Windbags should not be accommodated.
The SNP have gone from no-where (in a UK sense) to now defining the next two years. Its obvious that if Scotland left, then the conservatives would own the next 20 years of general elections. But that should be a problem to solve for the conservatives, rather than even allowing the contemplation of a country break up.
DAVID Cameron has played into Alex Salmond’s hands by promising more Holyrood powers if Scotland votes against independence in the forthcoming referendum, former Conservative Scottish secretary Lord Forsyth has warned.
In a strongly worded attack on the Prime Minister, the Tory grandee told The Scotsman that Mr Cameron risked allowing the SNP leader to escape setting out what independence would mean during the run-up to the autumn 2014 poll.
When I came to Canada, the French separatist in Quebec won the provincial election there, and for 30 years +/- that defined Canadian politics yet we all knew what the eventual answer would be, and that landed in 2011 with the elimination of the Bloc Quebecois (think SNP).
Memo to conservatives – ignore Salmond – he is a windbag.
PS .. looking forward to my brothers input.