Tuesday, 9 September 2014
too late to put the toothpaste back in the tube?
The 'United Kingdom' news is filled with commentary about the Scottish vote next week.
And I see Downing Street is flying the Saltire this afternoon. I say flying, it's more like hanging, because of the lack of breeze.
I'm not so sure these last minute gestures will compete with the £4.5m "Yes" funding (around 80% of the total) from those two Scottish £160m Eurolottery winners.
Down south, it's all been fairly slow burn until these last few days. The first TV debate wasn't even aired south of the border.
Westminster politicos have only cautiously made visits north, instead thinking "Who can we send up there who seems properly Scottish?"
That is until we get tomorrow's tokenistically skipped PM Question Time, permitting the Cameron/Clegg/Miliband trio a fly-by to passionately discuss asymmetric federalism over neeps an' tatties.
Assuming it is level-pegging with 20% undecided swing voters at the moment, presumably WIIFM (Whats In It For Me) arguments will play out over the next few days?
So pick a topic: economy; governance; energy; wages; health; education; currency; defence; setup cost and latency, or pick a novelty: border crossings; driving on the wrong side of the road; international roaming charges. Then add a bit of hearts over minds...you get the picture.
We won't get back to rashbre north in lovely Ballater until after it's all decided, whichever way.
Meantime, I could wonder whether my existing toothpaste packaging will need to be upgraded? It currently has 10 languages on the front and 12 countries' worth of explanations of the ingredients on the back.
At this rate, maybe it will need 13 countries by St Andrew's Day?