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A confederal UK?

In a previous discussion paper published by the Constitutional Commission, the case for ‘Secure autonomy’ as an alternative to ‘Devo-Max’ or Federalism was made. Secure autonomy would be a ‘Scotland-only’ solution that would leave the rest of the UK unchanged. … Continue reading

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Book Launch: ‘A Constitution for the Common Good’ by W. Elliot Bulmer

The Constitutional Commission, in association with Luath Press Ltd, is pleased to host the launch of ‘A Constitution for the Common Good: Strengthening Scottish Democracy after 2014‘, by W. Elliot Bulmer. The launch will be hosted by Canon Kenyon Wright, … Continue reading

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OSCR exonerates the Commission

1 October 2013 The independent Scottish charity, the Constitutional Commission, is pleased to announce that a complaint made against it has been rejected by the charity regulator, the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The Commission always regarded the complaint … Continue reading

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Constitutional Thought for the Day

What are Constitutions For? All states practice government; all communities practice politics. In an authoritarian regime, government ignores and excludes politics. In a totalitarian regime, government controls and manipulates politics. Only in a democracy does politics direct government. The aim … Continue reading

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Secure Autonomy Discussion Paper

This paper considers an intermediate ‘third position’ between the current devolved administration and full independence. It posits that Devolution does not go far enough, and that Federalism is unworkable in a UK context. Instead, it explores the idea of “Secure Autonomy” for a sovereign Scotland, achieved through a re-negotiation of the Treaty of Union, as a potential ‘third choice’ option. Continue reading

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