It may not have been handed down in tablets of stone, but the White Paper on Independence is of biblical length at 670 pages.
Alex Salmond's offer of a bright new future was met with the reality of a dreich Glasgow day yesterday.
The White Paper began with a lock-in.
ALEX Salmond has faced months of demands from opponents to respond to questions about independence.
The Scottish Government's independence White Paper, Scotland's Future, contains far more detail than we have seen before about how the SNP would run a newly-forged state.