Where did Alex Salmond go? During the first round of the banking crisis in Scotland, we got the usual bombast from the First Minister. It was all down to 'Spivs' and speculators he claimed. According to him it would be different in a free Scotland of course. Money would be pulled out from some unknown source (the same place I presume that the money will come from to pay for free school meals), all would be well as long as Scotland was free.
Then some of his advisors were found to be of the short selling Spiv variety, and he went a bit quiet. The countries to whom he most often compares and contrasts with Scotland are suffering the same, if not more than anywhere else.
And then it looked grim for RBS. People have come to realise (including myself) just how worldwide and severe this crisis is and Salmond went beyond a 'bit quiet'. Where now his solutions to the problem?
Today, instead of the bluster and bombast, instead of more alternative solutions that we saw mooted earlier, Salmond has welcomed the Westminster proposals.
I would have expected more from him.