...depending on your preferred media.
"Vigorously opposing" the SNP's ultimate target of Scottish independence would be a lot closer to truth I believe. There is clearly a developing strategy at work here and unlike Chekov, I'm not sure it could really be classified, on the face of it, as an "impeccably" Unionist one. Doing a deal with the separatists, where thanks to the *ahem* negotiating skills of the 16 Conservative MSPs and Ms Goldie -the "concessions" secured included a £60m town centre regeneration fund(which is hardly the most unpopular measure in the world that Salmond has ever conceded)...didn't really strike me as the most vigorous of opposing. Admittedly, it looks like he's put Salmond, on the back foot with Alex being reduced to playing the trusty Thatcher card in response to Cameron's "blast":
"No amount of warm words from the Tories will wipe out the memories the people of Scotland have of the damage inflicted on the country during 18 long years of Conservative rule"
What Cameron has pledged in those "warm words":
1.He would continue to back the devolution settlement with the Tory MSPs at Holyrood continuing to enjoy their present autonomy
2.He would want there to be a good working relationship between himself and Salmond.
3.He would want there to be co-operation "at all levels" between the administrations; members of the shadow cabinet have already been meeting with members of the SNP cabinet.
Cameron is a Unionist, of that I've no doubt- he is however taking a risk and gamble here by promising a positive engagement with those whose main political purpose is the destruction of the Union; let's hope that particular strategy has been clearly thought through to its logical conclusion.