We’ve had an extraordinary response to our request for emails saying why you hope that Scotland votes to stay, and to keep our country united. So many that we’ll put this on the cover – it will be the first cover piece written by readers, not journalists. And we need more! So please, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with why you’d like Scots to stay.
People power can save the union. Alex Salmond is very good at defining England as an elite, and making out as if the rest of the UK is indifferent to the survival of Britain. He’s very good at portraying his opponent as being one, big, posh political elite. And when you have Ed Miliband wittering on about armed border police, or Gordon Brown coming back from the grave, or the Treasury (literally) telling Scots they’d be able to afford more fish and chips if they vote ‘no’ then you can why so many undecided Scots think: ‘actually, to hell with lot of them’. I mean: wouldn’t you?
Our politicians are quite capable of dissolving this country. And that’s why I’d like to hand the next issue of the Spectator over to the reader – over to you. So please send an email: the more there are, the harder it will be for Salmond to deny that the United Kingdom is a union of peoples, and there are plenty of people who live beyond Scotland’s borders who care passionately about Britain’s survival.