It transpires that North Sea Oil Revenues now contribute £60Million to the Scottish revenue pot, down from almost £13Billion a couple of years ago because you now sell a barrel of North Sea Oil for thirty quid less than it costs to pump it out of the well.

They’re almost at the point now that every time Jimmy Cranky says Independence a Scottish orphan has to kill and eat a kitten to survive.

Seriously, Salmond and Sturgeon have now seen the abyss and still occasionally say come on, “how bad could it be? Let’s give it another go.”

Meanwhile the Celtic Tiger now denuded of tooth and claw has responded in the traditional manner of a bankrupt drunk and said “I don’t want your money.”