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Scottish referendum: Is Menzies Campbell the man who could save the union?

The former Liberal Democrat leader's federalist vision offers a legitimate alternative to independence

By Serena Kutchinsky  

“Menzies Campbell is one of the nicest men in politics,” said a Prospect colleague, as I set off to meet the former Liberal Democrat leader and retired athlete to hear his answer to the Scottish independence question. But, when I finally make it through the airport-style security, there is no trace of the man who some say could save the union. It seems Sir Menzies has stood me up.

A passionate advocate of federalism, Campbell has spent the past two years espousing a positive solution to the Scottish question.…

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