MY VIEW on a second independence referendum is very firm.
I don’t want one to take place… until we are sure of Yes winning it.
What should be in no doubt is our right to decide.
That’s why David Cameron made a huge political error this week when he said he would not allow one to take place.
He said the vote had to be “legitimate”.
What he means is his government would consider a referendum called and organised by the Scottish Parliament to be illegitimate. He would refuse to recognise its legality.
He insists that only the Westminster parliament dominated by English MPs, many of them Tory, can legally “allow” Scotland a vote on her own future.
His high-handed dismissal exposes the unfairness at the heart of the British state.
He talks about English votes for English laws.
Read the rest of my column here.