Policy paper

White paper unravelling

Twelve of the ways in which the Scottish Government's White Paper has already been discredited.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



Exactly two months on from publication, the Scottish Government’s White Paper has already developed so many faults there should be a product recall, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has said.

What was described as the most detailed blueprint ever for independence has been shown to be completely inadequate as proposals have either proven to be wrong, beyond the power of an independent Scotland alone or already achievable under devolution.

Published 27 January 2014