A recent issue of the Express stated that.
The First Minister vowed to press ahead with his own poll to break up Britain despite being warned that the SNP’s proposals would be illegal.
Critics accused Mr Salmond of “panic” after the UK Government said a referendum would be unconstitutional without its authority.The fact is a little research would point to Autumn 2014 as always being the most probable date for the Independence referendum,.simply because June of that year will see the 700 anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn and whether you think that it would be cynical or not . The fact is that is that the comparison of an arrogant English Ruler crossing the Border to face a largely peasant army will be made during that year by commentators and you can bet Salmond will be compared to tRobert theBruce to Camerons (Edward 11)
Other comparison of Edward attempting to legitmise is invasion by including disgruntled Scots like the gormer Guardian of Scotland Ingram de Umfraville,( Labour former First Ministers?) will be made.
But Robert had prepared his troops well. They had spent the winter drilling and he had chosen the ideal spot well.
One of the sad fact of the Battle is the presence of Welsh Archers on the English side. Tough hopefully the Welsh will be behind the tanks of the Scottish this time.
I,m not saying that this anniversary will be a major influence in the minds of Scottish voters but it will be an additional factor.
But who lead the invading army this time against Salmond's. Robert the Bruce
In theory it should be current Scottish Secretary Michael Moore but his Liberal Democrats are scarcely more popular in Scotland than the Tories and in recent weeks he has loked little more than Camerons puppet over the Independance issue. and has already made conflicting statements over whether the Scottish Government can legally call a referendum
There has been some talk that the Unionist army should be senior scottish politician, and former Labour Chancellor Alistair Darling has been recently spoken of, as it is claimed (at least by London commentators) he is well respected in Scotland, but perhaps this is largely because of sympathy from Scottish noters after his mauling (and often semi- racist) from the London media.
And as events have shown Cameron will be unable to stay out of the issue even though it will not go down well with Scottish Voters . His latest intervention has seen nearly 800 people joining the SNPi n the last few days. Indeed its probably why Labour did comparently well in the 2010 Westminster Election.
Camerons other recent boob has been his attempt to prevent a option of devo-max in the Scottish independence referendum. as Syniadau.so excewntly points out His instance of the exclusion of a Devo-Max option will make it more likely for voters tvote for com plete Independence.
I still think it will be hard for the SNP to win an Independence referendum but every time the likes of Cameron seek to interfere makes be more confident that 2014 will see Scotland if not gaining complete Independence will have made a giant stride towards it.
P.S. If you are wondering ? The Title refers to the cry of the Scots as the Battle turned in thier favour.