I haven't read the White Paper yet, but I was not surprised at the utterly predictable behaviour of the other parties.
About 18 months ago I was asked by the Chicago Tribune if I thought the 2007 election result in a majority for the SNP. I retorted "Absolutely not", but that I expected the 2011 election to have that result.
I based my thinking on the expectation that the SNP would not form the Government, which would give them the perfect platform on which to easily build support.
Being the Government means difficult decisions, being the target of all attacks, and being blamed for everything that goes wrong.
Is the current proposal going to be a winner?
I think not, but I'm not sure that that is the intention. The best result would be for the Unionists to dig their heels in and act like spoilt brats and try to prevent a debate. They are showing signs of doing so, and that is playing right into the SNP hands.