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The Constitution, Unit 2

‘Rebellious Scots to Crush’

David Cameron’s moves to undermine the SNP’s hopes to hold a referendum on both indepedence and devo- max are causing some constitutional headaches, they are also coming in for some criticism that they are politically naive and Cameron’s decision to gamble on a ‘no’ vote is fool hardy. This is excellent material for a questiono n the coalition and constitutional reform or indeed a question looking at the impacts of constitutional reform.

For an overview of the issue yesterday’s Guardian front page is excellent

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jan/09/scottish-referendum-labour-lib-dems?INTCMP=SRCH

For some analysis about the pitfalls of the strategy try today’s Telegraph and Independent

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/SNP/9003984/Scottish-independence-referendum-call-will-only-help-the-SNP.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/scots-offered-vote-on-breakaway-next-year-6286985.html

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