He does need to try something.
For Westminster, Opinium had the Lib Dems on a miserable 4%, on 25th September and for Holyrood, with a full poll, Survation had them at 7%, on 7th September.
Tony Blair’s Third Way collapsed in the early 21st Century as imperial wars, jihadi terror and corporate greed jolted much of the world back into the awful reality that gurus like Francis Fukuyama thought we could leave behind when the Berlin Wall fell.
Willie’s Third Way seems to have been inspired by Canned Heat’s 1960’s anthem ‘Let’s work together.’
In terms of the constitution it’s just Federalism 2.
Here’s the problem. With any form of federalism, the UK gets to keep its nuclear weapons on the Clyde, keeps sending Scots soldiers into post-imperial wars to die on behalf of the USA, keeps wasting billions on aircraft carriers and super-fighters that are only a burden to us, allows MI5 to break the law as it pleases and taxes us into deficit to pay for the ‘pleasure’.
No doubt there’s more I haven’t thought of but any alternative to full independence is, on the issues that really matter, worthless.