As the referendum campaign on Scottish independence enters its closing days Lord John Prescott, the former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, holder of half-a-dozen senior cabinet posts and deputy leader of the British Labour Party, visited Scotland to drum up support for the Unionist cause. On the back of his hand was written the words “Better Together”, the official title of the anti-sovereignty “No” grouping; on a slip of paper was scribbled the sentence ““I’m Welsh, northern, Yorks. as well as British”: and his most noteworthy contribution to the constitutional debate was a demand that the separate English and Scottish soccer teams be replaced with an all-British one. Such is the knowledge and understanding of Greater England’s political elites for those with whom they share the island of Britain.
Would the people of Scotland really vote for the continued rule of such knaves and jesters?