An embattled Cameron made a plea yesterday to save his political life following the most colossal series of blunders and massive exhibition of ineptitude ever displayed by a British Prime Minister. His job is on the rocks - as Isabel Oakeshott reported in last night's ES, 'Moderate backbenchers inclined to loyalty towards the PM are usually a good bellwether. Among those I spoke to last night, the verdict was unanimous: if Scotland breaks away, the PM’s number is up'.
William Hague is preparing to take over as a caretaker PM and leader of the Tory party from next week in the event of a 'yes' vote, which would see Cameron creep away from Downing Street in ignominy.
Cameron's pronouncement yesterday that an English parliament was 'nowhere on the radar' in response to John Redwood's demands is yet another example of a purblind stupidity as gross as his errors over Scotland. Unless the mainstream parties pick up and run with the idea of an English parliament - and Redwood's version is probably the sensible one - they are all finished.
NB - If anyone is organising a mass march on Downing Street in the event of a 'yes' vote to encourage Cameron to pack, please let me know - I'll put up a column banner here.