Having read former First Minister Alex Salmond’s opinion on why only 3.4 per cent of No voters in a recent survey said that it was the offer of more powers by Westminster which had influenced their decision (your report, 10 April), I wish I could say, like Victor Meldrew, “I don’t believe it!”, but unfortunately I’m not at all surprised.
I have rarely seen a more blatant example of obstinate denial of the facts by any politician.
Mr Salmond wishes us to believe that when someone says: “It was the economics of the currency position that really concerned me,” this must be, beyond any shadow of a doubt, a face-saving statement by a voter who is also being economical with the truth.
He compounds his error by comparing “a constituent” who was duped by a fraudster to No voters who are so ashamed of their decision that they even have to lie in an anonymous survey.
I would like to think that most people, regardless of their voting choice, would regard Mr Salmond’s comments as verging on the farcical.
I see that Mr Salmond still thinks he can see into the minds of No voters.
His assertion that they were “duped” by the vow is, quite frankly, insulting.
Perhaps the reason his side lost was because he underestimated their intelligence, thinking them incapable of making an informed choice. More fool you, then!