It seems that Number 10 and Prime Minister David Cameron are keen to nail down once and for all that they won’t be playing Alex Salmond’s stupid little petty games.
Alex Salmond's challenge to a head-to-head television debate is dead no matter how many times the Nationalists try to flog that dead horse.
Cameron rightly sees that he doesn’t have the appeal in Scotland that he would wish, but this referendum debate isn’t a personality contest.
The debate in Scotland isn’t Cameron VS Salmond, it is Working class Scots VS Salmond, it always was and will remain so.
Working class Scots don’t trust Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond and Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with sole control of Scotland.
SNP Fascism is on the rise in Scotland.
At PMQ’s at Westminster, Cameron has noted that the SNP is experiencing "mounting frustration" because it knew it was losing the argument in the independence debate.
For nearly two years, the SNP clique has been getting nowhere in the polls and on the ground; no one is buying their message.
Salmond doesn’t have a narrative that works, and the bribe strategy is the last gasp of a drowning man as events overtake him continually.
Scotland doesn’t want Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon to lead an independent Scotland.
The issue is trust!
At the weekend, we saw a desolated and out of touch Salmond again demanded the PM, as head of the UK Government, debate him face to face on the independence issue.
Then Salmond started goading the Prime Minister accusing him of having a "mix of arrogance and fear".
Stare in the mirror Salmond, you are the one with the arrogance and fear, you have lost the argument, lost the people and lost the referendum.
Ineffective English SNP MP Angus Robertson, the Nationalist leader at Westminster try to do the role of ‘lackey’ by an attempt to put Cameron on the spot over the pro-UK "stick with us" campaign to be fronted by celebs.
The English SNP MP said:
"The Prime Minister's anti-independence campaign launched an initiative this week encouraging people outside Scotland to take part in the debate. Given that, why won't he debate First Minister Alex Salmond on television?"
As the SNP clearly said, this is a matter between Scots.
And also Cameron doesn’t get a vote.
Cameron added about the SNP failure:
"They know they are losing the argument about jobs, they know they are losing the argument about investment, they completely lost the argument about the future of the pound sterling. They are losing the argument about Europe. Yes, of course there should be a debate, but it is a debate between people in Scotland. The leader of the In campaign should debate with the leader of the Out campaign."
Mr Cameron then told Mr Robertson:
"Of course, you, as the lackey of Alex Salmond, want to change the terms of the debate but I am not falling for that one."
Robertson born in London isn’t a Scot; he has been a poor leader at Westminster for the SNP and a disaster as a defence spokesman.
Last night, the defeated Robertson said:
"David Cameron's position is increasingly incoherent. It is his anti-independence campaign and he is now asking people outside Scotland to get involved, yet he still refuses point blank to debate himself. It is time for him to put up or shut up."
The position is quite clear, Alex Salmond is losing badly, Cameron isn’t going to give him the same status he has, and there is nothing in it for him. You could add that Cameron sees Salmond not as an equal in any department so why bother on the rants of an idiot.
Robertson’s final line was:
"It is time for him to put up or shut up."
In the 1930’s one of the tactics employed by the Nazis was to shout opponents down continually to try and silence them.
Robertson is the SNP Campaign Director for the referendum on Scottish independence!
And he has done such a shit job that I would be surprised that if he didn’t qualify for a knighthood for his services to saving the UK.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University