I WAS interested to read Iain Paterson's comments on devolution-max (Letters, January 23).
He hit the nail on the head with his question on how it might fit with the governance of England and the UK as a whole.
This is the nub of the matter and has, for now at least, to be one of the reasons that it cannot appear as an option on the referendum ballot paper. It may be that over the next year or so someone will put the meat on its bones but as none of the major political parties in Scotland is backing it that has to be unlikely to happen. The devo-maxers' case is not lost, however. If the Yes vote loses in the ballot it is unlikely to do so by much and that, coupled with what I expect would be very pro devolution-max opinion polls, would compel the Westminster and devolved governments to seriously look at the future structure of the UK. In other words, a form of devo-max will happen by default in the event of an independence "no".
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