It will be gratifying indeed if our old friend Badger Darling sees off the ghastly Salmond, or is at least presiding when the caledonian charlatan self-destructs. Gordon Brown aparently hates the idea of his ex-Chancellor getting the credit both for this and 'resolving the banking crisis' (sic) , which is even better.
It's an odd set of circumstances that sees me having any truck with George Galloway, but his 'just say naw' line captures the matter nicely. A poond's a poond fer aw that also seems pretty apt, and I'm guessing (from 500 miles away) that most Scots see it the same way. I expect you'll have had yur tea fits in somewhere, too, in that conservative land.
Yes, Salmond is as untrustworthy as he looks. And so, I'm sorry to say, is Boris Johnson, who is clearly on manoeuvres yet again, and with the most inappropriate timing. On the eve of a Union debate, the outcome of which is pretty critical for Cameron, who wants to hear BoJo announcing that we'd better get our minds around leaving the EU? There are of course easy answers to that question, but none of them very edifying.
If Boris had been a consistent EU-skeptic there might be a scintilla of excuse. However, he hasn't. Quite the reverse, he's been a consistently opportunistic sniper at whatever has been Cameron's position, and in the past hasn't scrupled to let us know that contemplation of leaving the EU is the very essence of madness, and that the City of London would thereby be destroyed.
Much as we love these larger-than-life political rogues, at the end of the day we can do nicely without them.