Over the last two weeks, the narrative of the Better Together campaignsuggests that Scotland will revert to the days when we were painting our faces and living in forests if we opt for independence. Roaming mobile phone charges will be greater, despite the European Union signalling its intention to scrap them. The cost of decommissioning Trident will cost so many billions that Scotland’s economy will be reduced to the size of Haiti’s. (An independent report a few days later revealed that the true cost of decommissioning will be a fraction of this.) Anyway, if that were to happen, the MoD suggested it would get together over brandies at White’s and simply annex Faslane. I very much doubt that, though, for by then Britain’s armed forces will be stretched to the limit fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, the Falkland Islands and possibly Rockall.