"David Cameron signed a three party pledge that Scotland will quickly be given new powers if there is a no vote in the referendum, in a bid to spike Alex Salmond's guns before his TV debate against Alistair Darling today.
The joint statement offering extra tax and legal powers for Scotland has also been signed by Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, in an orchestrated effort to shore up the no vote.
Their signatures on the cross-party pledge – first endorsed by Scottish leaders of the pro-UK parties in June, will be unveiled in Glasgow on Tuesday morning as Darling and Salmond prepare for their first televised debate on STV".
Published by Darling's Better Together pro-UK campaign, the joint statement commits Labour, the Tories and Lib Dems to give Scotland more power to raise its own taxes and to control parts of the social security system, within months of next May's general election.
Once again I ask the question
"Why should a NO vote be sens as endorsing these extra powers ?"
I now this seems odd from a Blog which actually backs a YES vote.
However it is absurd that NO voters some of who may believe that devolution should be reversed should be counted as endorsing this.
It shows the duplicity of the NO campaign in that they believe that they can Bribe potential YES voters with a promise of more powers even if a number of NO voters oppose this.
And then there's the question of the other devolved "Regions" (Yuck word) If Scotland is to receive more powers what of them and what of Cornwall which has a justified claim for unique treatment.?
But the Scottish referendum should be about a YES or NO vote about not a tacit endorsement of as No one in Scotland will be fooled by as the SNP put it this Westminster-led rehash of vague promises and unspecified more powers in the event of a no vote – the Tories have tried that before,"
I thought for instance the LIbDEms believed in a Federal solution and yet they join in with the Unionist Parties who offer the same thing.
In the wake It is going to look rather odd to have all Three Major Parties having a identical paragraph in their Manifestos with regards to Scottish Powers.
But then we in Wales will probably have to struggle to find any mention at all .