The Scottish independence debate should be framed in terms of what will lead to more local decision-making and a more active democracy; it’s viewing independence as a tactic to gain more local control rather than treating independence as a strategic goal. And so I’m pleased to see Unison Scotland’s A Fairer Scotland report which starts by defining the positive characteristics we want for a society, and argues that these should be debated first to give us a way of choosing between the referendum options.
The characteristics Unison defines makes me pleased to be a member of that union.
And I’m still not voting for the union. I’m undecided, in the sense that it’s Yes or a spoiled ballot paper for me.
As an addendum, here’s a link to the Christie Commission report that’s quoted in the Unison document.