Alex Salmond’s independence bandwagon has been stalled as a new opinion poll gave the Unionist campaign a six-point lead and the grim economic reality of leaving the UK started to emerge. At the end of a day of political drama, a survey of 1,000 Scots was published showing 53 per cent rejected independence and 47 per cent were in favour when undecided voters were excluded. Full story >>
A bandwagon is an idea or activity, especially in politics or business, that suddenly becomes very popular or fashionable, so that a lot of people want to be involved in it. • His recent poll victory could start an ultra-nationalist bandwagon rolling. • Every business was trying to jump on the 'dot-com' bandwagon. See The Phrase Finder for the origin of this expression.