Nicola Sturgeon has disregarded the advice of wiser counsels in her own party and has effectively called a referendum. If she genuinely wants voters to be well informed before they vote, she has to rectify the errors and untruths in SNP propaganda. For example, large numbers of her supporters still believe that the UK government would continue to pay pensions to Scots after a separation.
Sturgeon has to make it clear to them that the Scottish government would be responsible for the payment of pensions. At what rate they would be is a moot point. Scotland’s £15bn deficit would make