Opinion – mainly macro: Scotland and the SNP: Fooling yourselves and deceiving others – Simon Wren-Lewis – John Gelmini

English: First Minister Alex Salmond at the ri...

English: First Minister Alex Salmond at the riding for the official opening of the 4th term of the Scottish parliament. On the left a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament and on the right the First Minister (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf wonders whether commonsense will prevail in Scotland on Thursday 18th September.

I do not doubt that it will but what worries me is what concessions David Cameron and the Coalition will make subsequently to appease these latter day bogus” Bravehearts”.

Alex Salmond is cunning, duplicitous and mendacious and is a tough negotiator.

Cameron is vain, patrician and a useless negotiator, willing to play fast and loose with taxpayers money.

The result should be the Union intact, no more Barnett Formula and Salmond given the stern word.

What it will be I do not know because Cameron is not up to the job of sending the Scottish “snake oil salesman” packing empty handed whereas others certainly are.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Scotland heading for a ‘Great Depression’ after a Yes vote – Telegraph – John Gelmini

English: David Cameron is a British politician...

English: David Cameron is a British politician, Leader of the Conservative Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf is right but I think that this time round the Scots will vote with their wallets despite the” Braveheart” like frenzy that some of them seem to now feel.

They will get what Alex Salmond really wants which is DEVO MAX and the power for him and his hench-people to spend more money from Scottish taxpayers and then be bailed out from the south by long suffering English taxpayers.

Without Boris as Prime Minister, the English taxpayer is going to be the one who takes the hit because David Cameron will not abolish the Barnett Formula easily, unless he is placed under pressure to do so, contrary to the promises he made before he became leader of the Conservative Party.

John Gelmini