Saturday 18 February 2012

Law and the independence referendum: is there really a "debate" to be had?

It can be tricky to separate law from politics. Some claim sincerely to believe that any Act passed by the Scottish Parliament which provided for the holding of a referendum on Scottish independence would be unlawful. We live in exciting times and the politics may be genuinely intriguing but is the law not actually, and drily, beyond any real debate?