British & Scottish Politics
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. He observes that, in this unpredictable constitutional environment, Brexit has created opportunities for the SNP to engage with those who haven’t previously contemplated Scottish independence. This blog originally appeared on European Futures.
James Mitchell (@ProfJMitchell) discusses how Nicola Sturgeon’s decision on the timing of the independence referendum is likely to be the most important of her leadership. This post originally appeared on the Academy of Governent blog.
James Mitchell discusses how the tables appear to have turned and Tories in London are looking to Scotland and Ruth Davidson for inspiration. This blog originally appeared on the Academy of Government website.
Scotland and Brexit took place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on Tuesday 20 September 2016.
The implications of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union are still emerging. However, it is clear that the relationships between Scotland, the rest of the UK and the EU will change dramatically over the next few years.
Some of the country’s leading experts discussed what the result means for the future.
Alan Page, University of Dundee, expands on his presentation from last Tuesday's Scotland and Brexit event. He explains that the implications of EU withdrawal for the devolution settlement are far-reaching - quite apart from the question of a second independence referendum.
The implications of EU withdrawal for the devolution settlement are far-reaching - quite apart from the question of a second independence referendum. In these remarks I want to concentrate on the implications for the Scottish Parliament’s legislative competence and the future of EU law in Scotland.