"THERE are those who hope that the independence referendum debate will be a mature, open-minded reflection on the nation’s future direction. Then there are those who want it to become a bar-room punch-up. This could be the end result of a debate hosted by the normally cerebral Policy Exchange next month on the question of whether Scotland should become independent.
"Pitching former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Spectator editor Fraser Nelson against Pete Wishart for the SNP, the event has been entitled “Policy Fight Club”. Wishart and Rifkind are far too gentlemanly to allow the debate to descend to fisticuffs. Nelson, we cannot vouch for."