In a debate run by the Royal College of Nursing, with Dr Ian McKee (former SNP MSP) for YES Neil Findlay MSP (Labour's Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing representing the NO side, Dr McKee pointed out that a Yes vote was NOT a vote for Alex Salmond nor was it a vote for the SNP.
Fair enough. It's what we have all been saying. In 2016, in an independent country, we will chose for the first time, who taxes us, who runs our foreign policy, who takes care of defence and who pays our pensions, as well as running the domestic agenda. it may be Labour; it may be the SNP; it may be a coalition... indeed with the matter of independence out of the way, it could even be a coalition of labour and the SNP!
However, in his response Neil Findlay said that a Yes vote was a vote for theSNP, as they would most likely win the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.
Amazing to find that a shadow cabinet member has conceded defeat, not at the count, not on the day of the election, not even during the campaign, but a total of two years before the vote takes place.
How dismayed with the leadership, the potential leadership, and the policies, must you be to have given up THAT far in advance, especially since, by the time the election comes along, the SNP will have been in government for 9 years?