Scottish politics is at risk of becoming bogged down in a UK debate about the constitution, federalism, and varying levels of devolution, a leading academic has warned.
Dr Peter Lynch, a specialist in devolution at the University of Stirling, told our podcast host Derek Bateman that he believes the full implications of the Smith Commission proposals could take as long as 2020 to implement.
Arguing that the new majority Tory Government has little to lose as it deals with SNP demands for more powers, over and above those supposedly promised by the Smith Commission.
In a fascinating contribution, Lynch analyses what the various parties were doing “on the ground” during the general election campaign, as the Unionist parties took desperate measures to avoid what became an unstoppable surge of support for the SNP.
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