There is mounting evidence that the yes movement is deeply anti-democratic.
With an implied probability of 30% that Scotland will become independent, it is already costing us too much.
The yes campaign’s ability to sell a hopeful future is its success, but it is also its luxury. History teaches us to beware.
Scotland is facing a big decision, and it has to get it right. This is not like a normal election. We cannot just give independence a shot and see how it goes. We would be stuck with it forever.
In 2009 I was asked to write one of a series of blog posts for the now defunct blog Scottish Unionist. The piece was a vague exploration of a federal model for the UK, but also touched on questions surrounding what independence means in a post-globalisation world.