Still we have Cameron using the 'must' word to try and encourage us all to tell the Scots to stay...
English, Welsh and Northern Irish nationals should all urge Scottish voters to reject independence, David Cameron will say on Friday, exhorting people throughout the UK to join together to “save the most extraordinary country in history”.Personally I reckon the Scots will stay, if only because it's easier to blame the English for all their troubles. However as for encouraging them to stay, I'll do no such thing, this is their decision to make, not mine and if I had a casting vote on them staying or going, it would be bye bye Scotland. Even the Sun tried it on saying that 54% of the UK wanted them to stay, that's not exactly encouraging for what Cameron believes is an extraordinary country. It gets worse when 86% turned around and said we'd be well shot of them if they cost us any more money to bribe them to stay.
The Prime Minister will use a speech to encourage people not to stand idle as the Scots debate independence before their referendum, beseeching them to “do whatever it takes” to maintain the Union.
Before the vote later this year, the rest of the UK should send the message: “We want you to stay”.
Unless the Scots can be persuaded to remain part of the UK, everyone will “wake up in a different country” after the referendum, the Prime Minister will warn.
So it's up to the Scots, not the rest of us, I rather think they'll do well on their own but I might be wrong as their figures are somewhat suspect as to what they'll have if they do leave and I rather expect the rest of the UK will want them to take their fair share of UK debt with them. Nor do I believe they'll like the cost attachment for paying back the UK investment in North Sea oil come to that.
Still it may be that Cameron is playing a double bluff here by encouraging them to stay knowing what the vast majority of Scots think about Tories. It might just be that he wants them to go and that's the best way he can think of to make sure they do...