I have taken a close interest in this referendum as a Scot and as a rehearsal of what UKIP will face in Dave's 2017 EU referendum if he manages the unlikely and wins a majority in 2015.
In Scotland the better off together No campaign is the party of big business and has 2 to 3 times more donations than the Yes SNP campaign of ordinary people. It will be the same in 2017 with the stay in campaign being supported by big business who benefit from the EU and will be many times bettter funded than the leave the EU campaign of the ordinary people who of course suffer most at the hands of the EU.
The media have lined up even more heavily than business against the SNP as they will line up in 2017 against UKIP.
Cameron got the turncoat Darling, an avowed Socialis,t to head up the big business campaign for the sordid political reason that without Scottish Labour MPs Labour will be permanently out of power unless Tony has a second coming. I have no doubt the EU will find another traitor like Heath to head up its UK campaign.
I don't think the debate was Salmond's best performance. He certainly did not lose it as the Torygraph claims but neither did he win - just like Dave in 2010.
Samond is quite right about the currency question. Post a Yes vote there would have to be a currency sharing agreement as it is in everyones interests to have one. Salmond's ace would be the threat to quickly kickTrident, its nuclear arsenal and other facilities out of Scotland creating a big problem for Dave.
As one who has worked in the Bank of England I can assure you the name is a big lie. Its a bank of a motley collection of midEuropeans headed up by a Canadian with a Yankee lady as de facto 2 ic.
Salmond comes from an ordinary background and education. Darling is a champagne socialist from Loretto, an English public school based in Musselburgh just outside Edinburgh. People who were at Lorreto with AD speak of his lack of intellect. Salmond must expose this next time.
Salmon's most telling argument is if you vote Yes Scotss will never again get a government like Thatcher that they did not want. That really is what it is all about for ordinary people.