As an English resident, I don’t generally bother with Alex Salmond’s drivel, but I have picked up on their desire to have a “strong voice in Westminster.”
This strikes me as trying to have someone else’s cake, and eating it. I understand the SNP to be pro-Scottish independence, which means that they think that they can live without support from the rest of the UK. The logical trade-off of this is that they should have no right to interfere in our business.
No-one is looking at it from the other point of view and saying that if Scotland is independent we should have English representatives. Which is perhaps fair enough, because if you continued along this line of logic we’d all be complaining that there are no English representatives in the French parliament either.
Just because we’re part of a wider group of nations (be that the UK, or Europe as a whole) whose policies may impact our own doesn’t mean we have a right to get involved ourselves.
Central Westminster Government for the whole of the UK, or true independence for the constituent nations? You pays your money, you makes your choice.