What happens if voters say NO?
This question was on many people’s lips when the Electoral Commission did its voter testing in December 2012. It poses a clear challenge to Prime Minister David Cameron to firm up his vague promise almost a year ago that voting No in the 2104 Independence referendum would not be the end of devolution to Scotland.
If the polls start to rise for the YES side we can expect this question – a pathway to more powers? - to become unavoidable.
Nicola Sturgeon claims SG is decentralist
At a conference this week in Glasgow on Multi-level Government, the Deputy First Minister made the claim that centralising the Police force was more than offset by the freedom they had given Local Government and other initiatives.
In Ecuador just after the YES vote in 2008 accepting the new constitution.
In 1997, after chairing the cross-party YES campaign Scotland Forward in the devolution referendum creating the Scottish Parliament – I became involved in other referendums while at the same time developing a more general interest in how they work and when they should be used. More on Voxscot or contact me here.
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