This strategy for keeping intact five out of six of our sets of relationships with the rest of the UK was spelled out by the First Minister in a speech at the Nigg energy park in Ross-shire.
He told workers an independent Scotland would never be a country that cut tax for the super rich while imposing the bedroom tax.
"The political union does not work for Scotland any more. It holds Scotland back and imperils our future. It will not bend and it will not change of its own accord. So we will, we must, change it.
The First Minister will give a speech at Nigg Energy Park on Cromarty Firth, arguing that independence would give Scotland a Parliament that delivers the people's wishes, saying that the £50 million bill for Westminster fails to deliver.
"The parcel o'rogues in the No campaign have been caught out big time in the nature of their arguments," he will say.
"They claimed that mobile phone charges would go up in an independent Scotland the day before the European Commission set about abolishing roaming charges across Europe.