IF the case for independence is based on optimism, no-one sums it up better than John Swinney.
SCORES of seats at the Commonwealth Games ceremony were left vacant after the event failed to sell out despite predictions of a full house on the night.
DESPERATE to seize any opportunity to grab a headline to bolster waning support for independence ("Poll finds dip in support," The Herald, 2 July), Alex Salmond was happy to welcome the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the EU.
A short guide to independence for every household is to be published by the Scottish Government.
Less than six months ago Alex Salmond emphatically dismissed any suggestion of politicising Glasgow's Commonwealth Games.