In a typically perceptive article, Iain Macwhirter suggests that "if there were a second question, independence would be rejected because the vast majority of Scots would vote for a Scottish Parliament with increased powers" (Salmond: trading independence for something more useful?, Comment, July 22).
I am in favour of two questions, offering a clear choice between independence and some form of devo max still to be defined. The status quo is not acceptable, since it gives only the current devolved powers plus the few trivial additions from the recent Scotland Act. David Cameron's vague promise "to consider granting more powers" is just as worthless as that of Sir Alec Douglas Home in 1979. So what will the "vast majority" vote for? If the only choice is either full independence or nothing more for at least another 10 years, surely at least half will vote for independence, thus getting all the additional powers they want along with a few more?
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