Rod Liddle Rod Liddle

The royal womb watching begins. It’s enough to make you yearn for independence

So, there’s the final nail in the coffin of the ‘Better Together’ campaign. The Duchess of Cambridge is up the duff again and, according to The Daily Mail, being treated for morning sickness. Can of flat Coca Cola usually does the trick, according to women I’ve known who have suffered similarly, but they were admittedly from less gilded provenance.

Anyway, while I have nothing at all against Kate and wish her a comfortable and radiant pregnancy, I think that if I were wavering on the independence issue north of the border this would finally make up my mind. The thrill of being part of a country which didn’t have to feign a daily, nay hourly, interest in the womb-centred goings on of our royals for the next seven months, and then be bludgeoned repeatedly with every tiny detail of what the new sprog is getting up to, would just about do it for me: vote Yes! I’d quite like my small corner of Kent to vote Yes! too.

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