Failing to come up with valid arguments to counter those
of the secessionists, some influential factions in the Unionist camp have adopted the good old strategy of misrepresenting their adversaries' arguments and intentions to better win against them. The arguments of the right to self-determination and cultural rights of peoples being particularly hard to refute, they have chosen to work around them and refute other arguments instead. How hard is it to refute arguments that you have crafted yourself?
Political warfare in its modern incarnation still uses the same old
* [[Wikipedia:Straw man|Straw man]]