Thursday, January 12, 2012
Lets be frank, up till now Alex Salmond has had the run of the public subsiy theme park that is Scottish politics. There's no serrious chanlanger in his own party or any of the other Scottish branches of supposed Unionist parties.
But now the Westminster machine has opened one weary eye and focused on him.
It may be that SNP strategists had the opening moves worked out and counter moves anticipated. but events are going to start moving far too quickly for that and wit is going to matter more. Already Salmond is taking hits on the economy and his involvement in the RBS down fall. This is just the start.
The Union breakup debate is going to be more of a spectacle than the AV referendum - and that provided enough entertainment.
As of yet there have been now radical Unionist counter proposals, but I hoep they'll come.
There shoudl be room for a full discussion on the Union and England as well as Scotland's place it it.