As the snp's bedraggled troops limp and stagger in to the fair City of Perth the Silvery Tay seems to be weeping for them. While led by a political shyster (Salmond) whose glitter is peeling and a deputy leader (Sturgeon) an over promoted nonentity who has been shunted out of the health brief to save lives. The bookies who are of course never wrong will give anyone brave enough to have a flutter 9/4 on an snp independence referendum victory, significantly enough my own friendly Turf Accountant reports no rush of swinging kilts coming through his doors. No surprise I hear you murmur considering the way the wind is blowing and the fact that they are after all Scots. Notorious for their parsimony.
Alas for the snp and their cannon fodder members that mighty newspaper known as "The Thunderer" The Times tells us that today has seen yet another Skean Dhu slide under their rib cages and pierce their hearts. The latest poll tells us that those against independence are disappearing over the horizon like a horse with it's arse on fire showing a lead which has now stretched to 28%. Those for independence 30% Those against 58%, it's looking like Culloden and Wembley 9 – 3 all over again.
The frowning members are downbeat and defeatist asking timorously "can it get any worse?" Being a decent sort of chap it grieves me to have to tell them that not only can it get worse it already has! The same newspaper tells us that in general political terms out with the referendum miss match Labour have risen 3% in the polls and the snp have gone down 5%. If it rains soup in Perth over the next couple of days the snp members will surely come running out carrying forks.