Elliot Bulmer writes for The Guardian

Elliot Bulmer, Research Director of the Constitutional Commission, writes for The Guardian on 31 March 2013.

"The British establishment has never understood Scotland's distinct constitutional grievances. These stem from a different constitutional tradition, in which the state was weaker and society stronger.

"What is at stake is not identity, but democracy, embedded in the principle of popular rather than parliamentary sovereignty."



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