Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Behaviour of Salmond lets down Yes lobby

THROUGHOUT the Scottish independence debate the Better Together campaign has been based too much on threats and negativity, letting itself down.

Now, however, I'm surprised by how the pro-independence side has been let down by the SNP's leader through lack of dignity and answers.

In the latest TV clash between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, Darling seemed to handle himself well enough, but Salmond never seemed to have any real facts, figures or answers to key questions, turning instead to a personal and nasty attack on the person in front of him.

He was incredibly rude, continuing to talk over and interrupt his opponent – which must be embarrassing for many Yes voters.

Whatever the result of the referendum, it will likely lead to even greater enmity and division that will not be easily overcome.

E LAMPLOUGH

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