Chris Dillow implies that Menzies Campbell's opposition to a referendum is down to the fact that he doesn't trust the people. I can't speak for our Ming but if I were in his position I'd take exactly the same view. Because it is not the people I don't trust; their view is already clear. It is the government—should we actually ever get one in Scotland—that I don't trust. I don't trust them to accept an answer they don't like. I don't trust them to stop asking essentially the same question in a different form. I don't trust them to use all their resources at their disposal to artificially bolster their side of the argument and I don't trust them not to artificially polarise the debate.
Hear, hear. Although, can I also add that I wouldn't trust any politician to tell the truth on anything ever, unless it absolutely suits their own personal power grab, and even then they'd probably try to pervert it simply out of pure, fucking habit.
Q: How can you tell if a politician is a devious lying bastard, twisting the truth to suit their own agenda?
A: They're a politician.
How is it that my hatred and contempt for these people still burns so bright after all these years?