And what of the referendum question? Why not have it in 2010? The arguments for settling - for a while at least - the national question are compelling. It won't happen, of course, largely because it's all terribly risky and a leap into that most terrifying of places - the unknown. Nor, for that matter, is it Annabel Goldie's style. Aunt Annabel would much rather promise every voter a pair of sensible shoes than take such a bold, daring leap.
Alex Massie in The Spectator.
Nothing wrong with sensible shoes per se (obviously), but they alone won't save the Union. When the integrity of her nation (and probably her "department" of the party) is at stake...yes, she should be really widening her horizons.
The rest of the article is worth a read. I think I have to agree with him that Cameron's piece in Scotland on Sunday, which I covered a couple of days ago, was more nuanced on the subject of the Union than first appearances suggested.
(Little Man in a Toque has another interpretation of Massie's piece).