With less than a week to go before the launch of the multi-party, broad-based campaign against separation it appears that the SNP have pretty much thrown in the towel.
We've already seen them give up any pretence of having an independent currency, monarchy, monetary policy, fiscal policy, defence policy, energy policy and foreign policy.
The SNP front organisation, 'Oh, yes please', has stalled with the Greens jumping ship and Margo giving it a wide berth leaving the narrow campaign with just the swivel-eyed loons of the SNP and the wild-eyed trots, splitters, entryists, opportunists and deluded dreamers of the Peoples Front of Alba (Foxist-Leninist) supporting it.
If that wasn't bad enough, in the last week we've seen the SNP go from a would be latter-day William Wallace to a two-faced Caledonian Peter denying everything in which they once believed:
Independence? Don't mention that word warns a SNP psycho-babble expert.
Nationalist? Don't call me that, bleats the SNP campaign director.
"British?" Shriek those who used to sneer at the 'butcher's apron', "You'll still be British and you'll still live in the UK".
So many denials, it's enough to break your braveheart.
And this is BEFORE the Yes UK campaign even launches...
It's not so much the sound of a cock crowing which follows the SNP these days, it's the cluck cluck clucking of a chicken...