Scotland’s devolved government has been beset by poor decision-making for the past decade because of an obsession with constitutional disputes, a thinktank says.

The report, by Gordon Brown’s Our Scottish Future thinktank, which has close ties to Labour, says much-needed reforms to public services and economic investment have been hampered by short-term decision-making and an unrelenting focus on referendums and elections.

Scotland’s continued focus on staging a fresh independence vote has left the country on “constitutional and political high alert” since the 2014 referendum, the report argues.

Under Nicola Sturgeon, the former first minister, and her successor, Humza Yousaf, the Scottish government has been suffering from “consultitis” by publishing more than 1,000 consultations, plans and strategy papers in nine years.

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