John McTernan: The SNP’s bogus constitution
COMMENT: John McTernan hits out at Scottish Government plans for a written Scottish constitution which were unveiled earlier this week.
McTernan, a Labour strategist who served as communications director for Australian prime minist Julia Gillard, claims that the proposed constitution "cedes total sovereignty to the EU", and hits out at the citizenship plans contained within it.
A constitution is a serious matter. At its best it embeds values and embodies a nation’s aspirations. The United States in its constitutional commitment to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” sketched the American Dream a century and a half before the phrase was coined.
Written well, a constitution passes the test of time too. The US Supreme Court still uses the words of 18th-century men to make decisions on the issues and conflicts of the 21st century.