Scotland ‘independence lite’ or ‘devo more’

19 Mar 2014


Six months from today voters in Scotland will be waking up to discover their collective answer to the question “should Scotland be an independent country?” For now polls indicate that answer is likely to be no, but that is unlikely to be the end of the story. In the last two months a noisy debate has made the choices facing Scotland a lot starker and raised questions about how ‘independent’ an independent Scotland would, or indeed could, be. With six months to go it is increasingly clear that Scotland’s real choice may be between ‘independence lite’ and ‘devo more’.



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