"How Scotland’s constitutional obsession leads to bad government" and...sounds very much like my kind of report!
"How devolution has failed to solve Scotland’s real problems"
It has been published by Policy Exchange, a think tank, and concludes that Scotland’s health service, education system and economy have declined since 1999 thanks to MSPs "retrograde" attitude to radical reform and their obsession with obtaining more powers for Holyrood.
Concrete evidence is given regarding the decline (despite increased spending) in the two areas the Scottish Administration has main responsibility for: the health service and education, but the most intriguing claim is that for some Scottish Nationalists:
"inaction strengthens the argument for more powers” by providing a constitutional solution to all the country’s problems.In other words, it's not in the SNP's long-term interest to work for an economically prospering Scotland as that may reduce the percentage voting for separation?
"There is a clear conflict of interest between adopting a distinctive programme of economic and social reform on the one hand and claiming independence is necessary to cure Scotland’s ills on the other,"
The document can be accessed here(PDF).