How do you write a constitution for a state in which 45% of the population of one of its founding partners voted to leave a political Union which it helped to create over 300 years ago? It certainly is difficult, and probably impossible. Why should that be? David McCrone does his best to answer. This post appeared originally on Democratic Audit UK.
The protocols developed for intergovernmental relations in the aftermath of devolution would have needed adapting to cope with the greater devolution recommended by the Smith Commission but, says Alan Page, Professor of Public Law at the University of Dundee, they were in urgent need of review before that.
This weekend's widely-publicised poll commissioned by Wings Over Scotland confirms research conducted by CCC Fellow Professor Ailsa Henderson last year that the Scots and English are not as far apart in terms of social attitudes as some might have us believe. This research was used as the focus of her chapter in Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box.