Alex the Salmon, First Minister of Scotland, has proposed a referendum on the future of governance of Scotland with two questions – enhanced devolution or independence.
The Conswervative and Unionist Party, Liebour and the Illiberal Dumbocrats have all shrieked hysterically that it’s “the wild words of a panicking man” and an “attempt to drag an unwilling Scotland towards independence”. None of them is supporting the referendum.
If they’re all so sure that the referendum will result in a vote against independence then why don’t they support it? It would put Salmond and the SNP in its place and independence would be off the agenda for a good 10-20 years. If they’re so confident that the unionist agenda they are pursuing is what their constituents want then why not let their constituents confirm that in a simple referendum?
They won’t support it for the same reason they won’t support a referendum on an English Parliament – because they will lose and they will lose badly. Why else would they vote a pro-independence, nationalist government into power? Scotland wants independence and the British nationalists should let them have it.