Honouring the vow
The prospect of independence in Scotland was likened by some to that of a messy divorce. Yet the negotiations involved in continued union and constitutional reform may prove messier still. The Smith Commission Report and publication of draft clauses that followed have forced both UK and Scottish governments to confront the questions familiar to many couples involved in a power struggle. Can they reach a workable arrangement? How will they split the Bills? And, most importantly, how will this affect the kids? Hanna McCulloch looks at whether Scotland and Westminster can learn to live together for the sake of the children.