Sea change in Scottish politics

Less than two years after the first elections to Holyrood, Scottish politics has undergone a sea change. With a British general election on the horizon in a few weeks or months, Alan McCombes looks at present and probable future developments.

George Robertson must qualify as the Ally McLeod of Scottish politics for his prediction that devolution would “kill separatism stone dead”. Less than two years since the delivery of the Scottish Parliament, the flaws and anomalies of the devolution settlement are beginning to heighten national tension across