I suppose the SNP would be half-expecting some wild statements to be made during the period between now and their referendum. And I’m sure that they’ll have people beavering away somewhere preparing answers and rebuttals to all the obvious ones.
I doubt, though, that anything will have prepared them for this one. The suggestion by a Conservative peer that an independent Scotland would become a target for invasion and that England’s inevitable response to such an invasion would be to “bomb the hell out of Glasgow airport and Edinburgh airport” is one of the daftest statements I’ve seen in a long time.
He is, apparently, a QC and not without political experience, according to his official website. And it’s a few weeks yet until April 1st.
I assume that he isn’t speaking officially for his party; I can’t believe that there are many others who even think like this, let alone say it out loud. Trying to scare the Scots into voting the ‘right’ way doesn’t sound to me like a good game plan.