Slowly, slowly, catchy indy.

by Elias Blum

I don’t see any ultimate constitutional solution for Scotland short of full independence, but there are plenty of penultimate solutions to be explored.

These half-way solutions might at least move things forward a bit, and do so in ways that build consensus and avoid unnecessary divisions. A good next step might be to gain for Scotland the same sort of constitutional status that Gibraltar and the Cayman Islands enjoy today, or that the Eastern Caribbean enjoyed before independence under the Associated Statehood Act 1967.  That might satisfy the vast majority for now, ‘devo maxer’, ‘federalist’, ‘home ruler’ and ‘nationalist’ alike – even if some of us would like to go further later.