Make the Dirty Tactics History; RecordView
THE debate on Scottish independence has been a largely ugly and often depressing spectacle.
It is two years since Alex Salmond secured his historic majority at Holyrood.
Yet we are really no further forward in understanding exactly what his plans for a new nation entail.
Instead, the public have been subjected to two years of name-calling, internet abuse and public squabbling as both sides of the argument fling mud at each other rather than grapple with the issues.
The so-called "cybernats" - cowards who dish out insults from the safety of their computer keyboards - have undoubtedly played a big part in poisoning the debate.
But it is not only the Nationalists who are guilty of dragging the most important political decision Scotland will make in three centuries down to the level of a playground fight.
As the SNP rightly point out, some of the venom directed towards Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and other high-profile Nationalists on the web from Labour's version of the cybernat lunatic fringe is nothing short of despicable. …