Last Updated: 07th March 2013
HERE’S a radical idea for the Better Together campaign.
Just once, just for a change, let’s hear something positive about why Scotland would be better staying part of the United Kingdom.
Because frankly, the scare stories are wearing a bit thin.
The latest is over a leaked SNP document that’s cue for a doom-laden warning about slashing pensions, cutting defence spending and shedding public sector jobs.
Strip away the hysteria and what you actually have is a sensible Government prepared to make sensible decisions about spending.
A Government aware they are operating in a tough economic climate where there is no bottomless pit of money. And that’s whether you’re an independent country or part of the UK.
Is there a single household in Scotland that doesn’t have similar conversations about what they can and can’t afford?
It would be a shambolic Government that didn’t behave in the same responsible way.
Bear in mind, too, this document was written a year ago in different economic circumstances and that oil prices and revenues have risen.
The net effect and the hard fact is that the finances of Scots are £863-a-head healthier than the rest of the UK.
Or isn’t that scary enough to tell folk?