GIVEN the referendum of 2014 will see Scots take their most momentous decision in centuries, the debate over the merits and minuses of independence has been curiously thin to date.
There have been tendentious consultations, endless bickering about process, and undignified scrapping over the political spoils of the Olympics.
Blunderbuss assertions have mingled with attacks based more on personality than principle.
It has been an unsatisfying start in many ways, and voters will rightly wonder if this is as good as it gets, or whether our politicians are capable of more substantial arguments.
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