Posts by Michael Keating

The debate on whether an independent Scotland would be a member of the European Union refuses to go away, in spite of all the work put into clarifying matters. The latest intervention from Commission president, Jose Manuel Barroso merely confuses the question. Like most people who have studied the... Read more
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Scotland would have to apply for EU membership. Scotland would not, and could not, be excluded. A prolonged accession process would not be necessary. The reasons are: Scotland already meets the acquis communautaire. The United Kingdom would recognize an independent Scotland following the Edinburgh... Read more
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by Michael Keating, ESRC Fellow, University of Aberdeen The Scottish Government White Paper, Scotland’s Future. Your Guide to an Independent Scotland sets out in new detail the arguments for independence and how it would work. It promises a rapid transition after a Yes vote, with independence day... Read more
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