I was thinking of posting on this
The SNP have in their manifesto a obligation to have a referendum towards the end of their term. Cameron is threatening to force a referendum earlier than that and that he would set the question. Is he so dim as to be unable to see what a boost that would give the SNP? Really everytime he opens his mouth on Scotland the SNP gain support and so does independence.
Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused Mr Cameron of "a blatant attempt to interfere" in a decision that should be for the Scottish government and Scottish people.
"It's the attachment of conditions that gives the game away - this is Westminster trying to interfere," she told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
"Perhaps I should be relaxed about that because the more a Tory government tries to interfere in Scottish democracy then I suspect the greater the support for independence will be, but there is a key issue of democratic principle here.
"The SNP was elected on a clear prospectus and it's right that now that we have the mandate we can proceed on that basis."
The SNP would prefer a straight yes / no referendum but a load of folk want the "devo max" federal option to be considered so they might be pushed into having that on the ballot paper.
Two points to the independence finance argument. if you believe in independence for Scotland on a philosophical level it does not matter how impoverished Scotland would be. Self determination is all. However cash flows out of Scotland into England so most commentators believe Scotland would be better off without having to support England.
Reasons why Scotland would be better off independent. No foreign adventurism / wars and no expensive nuclear power or deterrent. NO wasted money on such nonsense as foundation hospitals and city academies, no massive austerity cuts damaging the economy.
Scotland's economy remains in surplus as it has been for a long time. No deficit here, no national debt being created in Scotland.
Cameron is posturing here for his own party. I cannot believe he is so dim as to give Salmond - the best political operator in the UK such an easy open goal as to interfere in a referendum on Scottish independence