Lots of stuff in 'news' and 'current affairs' programs on the telly and radio about voting No then voting Labour.
Since Better Together/No Thanks/etc have pretty much lost the referendum campaign, they've decided to skip forward to the 2015 election campaign - some might say - a genius move, right up until you see the options...
I know - its not a fair representation - for balance, here's an image of the other option.
It goes with out saying - but I'll say it anyway. Cameron comes bundled with...
And in the interests of balance, Miliband will come bundled with...
If you're a Labour voter tempted to vote No next week then vote for Labour in 2015 - consider this. First of all, Labour might not win in 2015 at all, it would be worse than going back to square one. At best we'll get the Tories back with the Liberal Democrats as side kicks or at worst, some bastard mixture of the Tories and UKIP with added Boris Johnson daftness (1 min in to the video).) Does anyone believe Labour with Miliband at the wheel will attract enough votes to get a majority anyway - even with his 41 Scottish MP's?
Given the 'success' of a No vote Darling and Brown will be ripe for a come back - it'll be the worst political/acid flashback ever. Would any political party - even the moribund Liberal Democrats - want to work with politicians who shunned them in 2010?
If you vote Yes? We have to assume the election in 2015 would be postponed - some emergency legislation? If it went ahead, how would it work? Would the Scottish electorate and the 41 Scottish Labour MP's be sidelined?
With a Yes vote, the worst that happens is; you vote Labour in the 2016 inaugural Independent Scottish general election and get Labour - possibly in coalition with the Liberal Democrats or dare I say it; Scottish Greens, or the SSP? All (crucially) working for you and not attracting votes in the middle and south of England for UK Labour. Heck, if you're really confident, Ed Miliband might win (sans his 41 Scottish Labour MP's) anyway and you might have a Labour Government South of the Border working with a Labour-led coalition north of the border.
As a staunch Labour voter, surely that's a better outcome than the Tories winning in 2015 on the bounce from a successful No vote and the SNP winning in Scotland because in the intervening time - despite Gordon Brown's recent ejaculations about a 'timetable' for further devolution: fuck all actually happened.
It wouldn't even be Gordon's fault, he's just a man with a message. If it happens as quickly as he claims - it'll be up to a Tory Government none of us voted for that we cannot get rid of to deliver.
You should read that last line again because that right there is the key reason why we all - regardless of what party we support - need a Yes Vote next Thursday.
I don't think any one knows what'll happen in 2015 - assuming the election goes ahead. 2010 was a fudge precisely because of the stagnant bog that is Westminster politics - none of the parties are attractive.
In 2016 though, you know Scotland will get a government that represents how people in Scotland voted - as opposed to how people in London and the home counties voted.