For goodness’ sake. Despite believing we’d laid the issue to rest once and for all, we’re STILL getting comments and tweets from readers who haven’t grasped Alistair Darling’s simple, straightforward explanation of whether Scotland’s decision in the independence referendum would be irreversible and forever, or whether we would instead quickly and inevitably find ourselves back in the Union.
Since you clearly found our previous quotes from the “Better Together” chairman inexplicably ambiguous, we’ve gone back and found a couple more from the same interview that should DEFINITELY clear things up.
5 minutes 3 seconds
“I think people in Scotland can distinguish between the election of a government for five years – Holyrood or Westminster – and this thing, the referendum, which is about what we have for the next three HUNDRED years!”
14 minutes 24 seconds (in response to the question “Do you think a currency union with Scotland would be in the interests of the United Kingdom?”)
“Of course! If you have independence, or separation, of course a currency union is logical, and d’you know why? Because a currency union ultimately leads to an economic and then a political union, which is what we’ve got now! I believe in a political union!”
Pay attention this time, readers. Honestly.