Three important questions about Scotland and the European Union were put to the head of the No campaign Alistair Darling today.
They were posed when he and Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins went head-to-head for the first time in a Daily Politics television interview.
Q1. Asked by Blair Jenkins – Will you withdraw the No campaign’s false assertion that an independent Scotland could be forced to join the euro?…..No answer.
Q2. Asked by Blair Jenkins – Is it the No campaign’s official position that an independent Scotland would find itself outside the EU and would have to re-apply for membership?.....No answer.
Q3. Asked by Jo Coburn, Daily Politics interviewer – Alistair Darling, you’re scaremongering?.....No answer.
Perhaps not altogether surprising from the chairman of the No campaign!
The answers he should have provided:
1. No I won’t, even though I know an independent Scotland couldn't be forced to join the euro.
2. Yes it is, although I couldn't possibly admit that in public.