In reality, the Hunt Doctrine is no more than a restatement of the Union, which has always served as a constitutional device by which the superiority of England-as-Britain is maintained by denying the people of Scotland full and effective exercise of the sovereignty which is their absolute democratic right.
What Hunt is talking about is, not democracy as we would understand it - and definitely not the democracy we aspire to in Scotland - but something more akin the the managed (or guided) democracy associated with formerly explicitly totalitarian nations.
Does anyone else entertain niggling doubts about their own mental state as they listen to the increasingly brazen lies and the ever more fantastical claims? Do you, betimes, catch yourself thinking, is it me?
When Hunt, or another of his British ilk, throws a custard pie in Nicola Sturgeon's face, the audience screams with amused delight as they see in their lumpen imagination Britannia's bold favourite asserting dominance over her possessions and inflicting defeat and mortification on those who dare challenge her divinely-ordained status.
Scotland observes the antics of the Hunts who venture north to scent-mark jealous Britannia's territorial possessions with a mixture of bewilderment, amusement and disgust.
In the fervid atmosphere of 'One Nation' British Nationalism gripping the Westminster clique, showing any hint of respect for Scotland is likely to be taken as a sign of weakness. Nobody wants to be seen as 'weak on the Union'.
Hunt has provided Nicola Sturgeon with a perfect opportunity to demonstrate how readily Scotland can manage without the grudging and massively overpriced aid of the British state.