‘Scotland: the nitty-gritty of an ideal’ | The Guardian

‘Scotland: the nitty-gritty of an ideal’ | The Guardian

The deeper weakness revealed by the chancellor’s tactics is a lack of strategic engagement with what happens after the referendum outcome he hopes for. Sadly, the failure to provide an alternative vision of a union that is sustainable into the future is a weakness shared with too many politicians from all of the anti-nationalist parties. Scottish Labour and its Tory and Lib Dem counterparts have all been thinking about fresh potential devolutionary steps in some depth, but until they can generate more interest from their English colleagues, they will struggle to produce a blueprint that makes sense for the UK as a whole, or creates the impression of permanence.

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