Dr Alf is right about Cameron and Osborn but Gordon Brown in making unaffordable promises to the Scots has actually handed them and the long suffering English taxpayers a poisoned chalice.
The promises made by Gordon Brown will fuel further demands from the Scots who have become like the wolf with the piece of meat in the old Western fairy story.
The wolf had to share the piece of meat with other creatures but always wanted to go on “evening up” his side. The other animals believed the wolf until the meat was completely evened up inside the wolf’s stomach.
If Gordon Brown’s promises are reciprocated for the English with an English Parliament, more money for the Welsh, autonomy for the people of Orkney and Shetlands,Cornish emancipation and use of their own language, more money for Northern Ireland, etc, etc, etc they will fragment and further bankrupt the country.
People overseas will see only the purported good points of all this “greater local autonomy”,”people shaping their own destiny”,”local people exercising greater knowledge of their needs and priorities than unaccountable civil servants and remote politicians”.
Then they will make demands in their own countries and the repercussions,if permitted too readily will spread far beyond Europe and the UK to the detriment of countries all over the globe.