Without that plan scaremongering can still have an impact, but even more importantly the slowly unfolding economic disaster that is Brexit gives the Yes movement the chance to offer Scotland a positive vision of change that compares and contrasts starkly with Westminster’s self-destructing Brexit omni-shambles. If the status quo no longer exists then it becomes a straight fight between the visions of both camps, and there is no positive vision for a post-Brexit UK that isn’t delusional, xenophobic and isolationist.

Farage and Trump gaining serious political standing

Farage and Trump – the traditional right is gaining ground in the West

The Yes movement needs to look at what’s happening in the world: the global elites are in trouble, the establishment is facing a wave of dissent that’s sweeping through political debate. The establishment is powerless in the face of an economic crisis it doesn’t understand and can’t fix. The economic policies that promised security have failed and widening wealth inequality has led to a fall in support for establishment parties in the western world.

In Greece, the left wing led the anti-establishment charge, in England, Ukip from the centre-right and in Austria, Norbert Hofer occupies the far-right. Donald Trump? Well, he just defies definition in terms of his political compass, does he even have one?

The point is it’s not about left and right, or even about the demise of the centrist parties, it’s more about frustration in the political elites, who just so happen to be mostly centrists. Bernie Sanders didn’t win and Jeremy Corbyn never will, but the Yes movement must offer clarity in this political chaos with a positive policy vision, the third piece of the jigsaw that unveils a wider picture and turns independence from a dream that never dies into a plan that won’t fail. Watch this space.