It's a somewhat disingenuous argument though, and the same one Ed Milliband made to a damp reception in Glasgow last week.
Stewart Lee on Alex Salmond and Scottish independence: http://www.guardian....nd-independence
Scotland suffered disproportionately under Thatcher's Tories for exactly this same reason: Scotland doesn't matter to the Tories, because we don't vote for them. Devolution has insulated us from some of Cameron's policies - the dismantling of the NHS first and foremost amongst them. Westminster and Holyrood started to diverge even when the same party was nominally in charge of both Parliaments; why shouldn't that process continue to explore itself, to see if Scotland genuinely does want to be master of its own fate again?
I don't doubt for a minute that the consequence of easier elections for his party to the Westminster Parliament has occurred to David Cameron, but I do not see why that should prevent Scotland continuing down the path it is on, if that is the settled will of the Scottish people.
Politics in Scotland are fundamentally different to Westminster politics; it's not just that Tories are semi-mythical north of the Border, it's that the Scottish Tory and Labour parties are different creatures to their Westminster counterparts. Devolution has allowed the differences in social emphasis and politics between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom to flourish; we may be about to see them erupt into full bloom.
If independence happens then England will be Scotland's first friend and closest ally; but Lee's argument is not a reason to turn away from the sense that that settled will is perhaps, just perhaps, building towards a sense of ourselves as an independent nation again.
I have a lot of respect for Stewart Lee; but he's wrong about this. Tories are, right now, a largely English phenomenon; if they are a problem, they will require an English solution, not a Scottish one. Lee's plea effectively relies on perpetuating the inequalities of the West Lothian Question; increasing devolution, reduced input of Scottish MPs to Westminster, and ultimately, perhaps, independence is an equitable solution to that problem.