Though it’s a tad unfair to run this while comment approval will be intermittent today, the thoughts are rolling off now and they’ll have been forgotten later.
It’s only attitude and prejudice … all right, historical atrocities too … which sees Scotland and England at loggerheads … all right, it’s the EU agenda too.
Call it naive but most people, it seems to me, see the Scottish border roughly where it is, with no further south than Berwick really being the accepted limit.
Australia has a federal system as does the States and division of powers is no great problem overall – sure there are demarcation issues but it largely works. Methinks Westminster would be the federal parliament and the English Assembly somewhere else, the Scottish Assembly, Welsh, Northern Irish etc.
As Andrew said, most Scots will vote to stay in but some things must end, e.g. the Barnett and West Lothian. Such a model as proposed here would surely meet most of the criteria.
As for the EU, we clearly need to be out but look at Autonomous Mind re the chance of success of a referendum. If the govt had the cojones to put this model in place, then they’d have the cojones to leave the EU anyway.
It’s that Clegg and other quislings are preventing this happening which is the issue. That’s another topic.
Comments will be back on this evening.