British & Scottish Politics
The first in a series of five podcasts coinciding with the UK General Election Campaign.
This week Dr Meryl Kenny & Prof Nasar Meer of the University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science, discuss diversity in the campaign & lessons from local elections.
With Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May taking apparently incompatible positions over a second independence referendum, Michael Keating considers whether the constitution is now at breaking point.
The UK Government’s decision appears to be final. A Scottish independence referendum is not ruled out in principle but it is off the table until after Brexit. This is understandable from the UK perspective. The Government has no desire to conduct a war on two fronts or to weaken the UK position in negotiations with the EU.
Stephen Tierney, University of Edinburgh, discusses how the next two years are set to be consumed by two parallel processes: We will see the UK leave the EU and could also see Scotland leave the UK in an effort to remain within the EU. This post originally appeared on the UK Constitutional Law blog.