Adam Tomkins: If Scotland votes No, what next?
COMMENT: Professor Adam Tomkins gives his view on the next steps for Scotland in the event of a ‘No’ vote in September’s Scottish Independence referendum.
Tomkins’ essay is the latest in a series of Scotsman independence essays by those on both sides of the debate.
What happens when the voting is over? After the ballots are counted and the result proclaimed, what next? This question is relatively easy if there is a Yes vote. There would be so much work to do that everyone and anyone in Scotland who wanted to play a role in building the new state would be busier than ever.
The Scottish Government knows that it could not do it alone, and the SNP leadership has rightly signalled that this would be a project for all of Scotland.