Today Lord Steel, former Liberal leader and Holyrood’s first Presiding Officer, has warned that Westminster should keep out of the pro-UK referendum campaign. Steel advises Westminster politicians “don’t understand Alex Salmond” and are not well placed to take part in the referendum debate.
It looks like Lord Steel might be putting himself forward as the person to lead the pro-UK campaign, sighting himself as someone who has the measure of Alex Salmond.
Is Lord Steel right? Does Westminster lack understanding of the political landscape in Scotland? Will “interference” from the coalition government in Westminster damage the pro-UK campaign? Should Cameron and the coalition government butt out of the referendum debate?
And please tell us why?
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