As in today's Scotsman cartoon:
Or in the Scottish vernacular beloved of Andrew Neil he is feart of Alex Salmond. He gives speeches on Scotland from East London and then scuttles off to Somerset to take easy questions on dredging Somerset rivers. Dead easy because every body now knows the idiot quango Smith should never have stopped the dredging.
Smith is a great example of why ex, clapped out politicians should not be appointed to run quangos they know nothing about. Appoint from within and get somebody who knows something about the job and worry less about media handling. Its like the the new blonde bimbo coding czar on Newsnight who confessed she knows nothing about coding!
Salmond has Cameron on the run. The last Old Etonian PM good old Sir Alec was widely detested in Scotland and particularly in Selkirk. As the Selkirk lads used to sing, its up wi' the soutars of Selkirk, and doon wi the craven Lord Home. His family had earned a reputation for cowardice following the catastrophic Scottish defeat at Flodden in 1513 by the much maligned Catherine of Aragon's organised army.
As Private Eye wrote of Sir Alec that having helped Eden start WWII he retired to his bed for the duration with something wrong in the region of his back.
Clearly Cameron is scared of something. Why does England want to hold onto Scotland at all costs? What's in it for Cameron had his posh boy friends? Time will reveal all.