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On Tuesday we saw 69 MSPs with a constitutional obsession

Tuesday was a day full of frustrations. An afternoon of the same arguments being repeated again and again in identikit speeches about why Scotland should now chose to strike out on her own and avoid the teeth of Brexit. Particularly when I am among those who at no point have offered the First Minister consent to use our votes to remain in Europe as leverage to bring about a second referendum. With the capitulation of the Green party, yesterday’s debate was a foregone conclusion. As such, it didn’t feel like an efficient afternoon’s work for a MSP not least because this question was settled two years ago. However, my frustrations were not based on what we were debating but on what we weren’t. 

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