His challenging of Cameron to an open debate is inspired, to a point, but perhaps only half inspired to my own way of thinking. He should in fact be challenging the entire English nation to put forward their own thoughts on the matter, give them the option of divorcing Scotland from the union.
Cameron's 94 seconds of rhetoric regarding the Yes/No vote during his 24 minute speech to the Tory faithful at the conference has been looked upon by many commentators as both ignorant and demeaning to us folks north of the border. I tend to agree with them, but that's just me.
We should campaign for a Yes/No vote down south and perhaps use that as a barometer to test the waters; to see just how much our neighbours really, really love us.
The only barometer we have, for the moment, is the fact that 4 out of 5 of us put ourselves forward as being Scottish as opposed to British in the last Census. That's got to count as something of an indicator to our feelings of pride in our wee country.