Last Friday morning I bumped into Ed Miliband in a Glasgow city centre hotel. He looked relieved though harried.
“What do you think?” he asked. These promised changes, I said, the vow of the extra powers, they’d better come now. They’re going to come, aren’t they?
“Definitely,” he said. Twice.
Within hours, there was confusion as to whether or not he’d actually sign up. And then Alex Salmond stood down, hinting at Westminster leaders offering false dawns.
Those Westminster leaders who sprinted up to Scotland with pleas to save Britain know that they’d better not go back on their word. This thing that has been started, a desire for greater self-determination, for a better way, is reaching beyond Hadrian’s Wall.
This is up to us. Every single one of us
To go back on this promise will not just see an irreparable collapse in faith from Scots, but from awakened people across the UK. The real victory of the Scottish Referendum vote is that the status quo will never be the same. And momentum MUST be maintained.