National interest, anyone?

Interesting article by Zoe Williams in today’s Guardian. It starts with scandalous rumour – “did Nicola Sturgeon really tell the French ambassador that she’d prefer David Cameron?” (she denies it, he denies, but hey, don’t let facts get in the way of a bit of smear. But she then goes on to consider the fascinating possibility that Sturgeon might be making overtures to Miliband not for what her party can get out of it, but for the benefit to the whole of the UK – an end to Osborne austerity? That may or may not be a good thing, but it’s a stunningly refreshing notion, that a politician might be looking at the whole picture. Compare Cameron’s grubby self-interest, barely waiting a day after the Scottish independence vote has gone, before trying to shaft Labour with his english votes for English laws nonsense. “Better together?” Yeah, right.