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Laura Cram discusses how retaining membership of the single market and free movement are at the top of the Scottish Government’s Brexit wish list.
The recent eleventh-hour collapse of a trade deal between Canada and the EU followed a veto in the Parliament of Wallonia. Prof Peter Bursens of Universiteit Antwerpen explains that constitutional, ideological, strategic and even personal factors nearly scuppered the deal.
The objective of the Brexiteers - regaining the sovereignty of the Westminster Parliament - is seen as an obstacle by the Scottish Government to their goal of securing Scottish sovereignty. In the process of unpicking that network of sovereignty, says Prof Richard Rose, timing will be critical.
The EU referendum result has fundamentally reshaped the Scottish independence debate, and the new draft referendum bill is a both political and practical step by the Scottish Government, writes Peter Lynch.
What are the points of contention in establishing different relationships for Scotland and rUK with the EU? IN this extended article, Dr Kirsty Hughes works her way through the details.
The simple answer to this headline is 'No' - if Scotland and Northern Ireland were to remain within the single market and customs union, they could not simultaneously be within the UK economic union.
Nicola Sturgeon's announcement of a bill and consultation to pave the way for a second Scottish independence referendum may be a way of keeping activists happy while waiting to see how things unfold, says Paul Cairney.