Sajid Javid 10 Downing Street

As unionist panic sets in (a second poll has shown the Scottish referendum campaigns neck-and-neck) serious attention is now being given to the personal consequences of a yes vote for those in Westminster and Holyrood.

Along with more obvious candidates for defenestration — such as Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont — David Cameron himself is thought to be “in serious trouble” if Scotland went independent.

And with George Osborne long plotting a run for the leadership of his party, a Tory source has told the Telegraph that the man being lined up as interim PM is his close ally, culture secretary Sajid Javid:

The source said that Sajid Javid, the Culture secretary, would make a leader to take the party to the general election, supported by a team of “six or seven people with different skills”.

They included David Davis, the former shadow Home Secretary who challenged Mr Cameron for the leadership in 2005, Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee, who has turned down ministerial posts in the Coalition to hang on to his influential role.

John Redwood, a former Tory Cabinet minister who once challenged Prime Minister John Major for the party leadership, is also mentioned.

Whether Cameron’s premiership would survive until May 2015, his reputation in the longer term — particularly with Conservatives — would most certainly not:

‘The prime minister that lost the union.’

  1. Promise Scotland the next British government will not be Tories ,I guarantee the y will vote NO.
    CAN ANYONE BLAME SCOTLAND FOR VOTING YES , NEVER AGAIN HAVE TO PUT UP WITH LIKES OF THE EVIL WICKED THATCHER, THIS EVIL CROOKED TORY GOVERNMENT,THAT LINE THE POCKETS OF THE RICH, THEY CAN BECOME A REPUBLIC ,NO MORE ROYAL SCROUNGER TO SUPPORT, YOU SCOTS GO FOR IT SHUT YOUR GATES ON AN ASIAN INVASION, NOTHING TO LOOSE , BENEFIT FROM THE MASSIVE MISTAKES MADE BY UK GOVERNMENTS , Scotland for the Scots and good luck.

  2. Sajid Javed, has a lot to answer for over his silence of the murder of thousands of fellow Muslims inside Gaza by Israel. How a Muslim could sit back and say nothing about Israel’s murder beggars belief. No Muslim would vote for him.

  3. @ Anonymous

    Way too many ‘promises’ floating around. Never buy from snake oil salesmen like Cameron and Milliband.

    Scotland is sailing toward Independence.

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