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Time is now running out for us all in the referendum debate, so I will keep this as short as I can. I hold many of the same views as my friends and colleagues Christine Bell and Aileen McHarg, both of whom have just posted on our common SCFF blog site detailed, well–argued and heart-felt cases for preferring the much-discussed uncertainties of ‘Yes’ to the newly minted uncertainties of the eleventh hour ‘Vow’ of Better Together.
Today’s papers carry the text of a pledge by David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg that a No vote in Thursday’s referendum is not a vote for the status quo. Rather, they claim, a No vote will mean ‘faster, safer and better change’ to the devolution settlement than a Yes vote would bring.
It’s the morning. I’ve got the kids out the door, a cup of tea in my hand. Aahh, I’ve time to think. In fact, I also work full time as Professor of Constitutional Law, so sometimes thinking is part of my job. But this is personal. I have a vote to cast and my kids, and a lot of other people’s future, appears to lie on it. And the tea helps more than the constitutional law – we have been off all constitutional charts for some time now.