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How can Boris Johnson keep the UK together?

Boris Johnson used his victory speech to restate his intention to lead a 'one nation' government. But he made no direct reference to either Scotland or Northern Ireland, where the 'one nation' idea is under most obvious threat. Michael Kenny and Jack Sheldon, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, consider whether Boris Johnson is likely to be the last Prime Minister of a United Kingdom.

The U.K. will leave the European Union. Does that mean Scotland will leave the U.K.?

What does the general election result mean for Scotland? In her piece for the Washington Post, Coree Brown Swan considers the future of the union following Thursday's vote.
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The General Election and Indy Ref 2

CCC Director, Michael Keating, discusses the SNP's success in the general election and considers the likelihood of a second independence referendum in 2020.
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General Election 2019: constitutional challenges for the Welsh government

Greg Davies, Cardiff University, considers the impact the general election result is likely to have on the constitutional future of Wales.
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Keeping Perspectives

Instead of focusing on the success of the SNP, we should compare the Labour and Conservative vote share in Scotland and England since 1945, states David McCrone, University of Edinburgh.

Scotland

Continuity and consolidation?

Malcolm Harvey, University of Aberdeen, provides a rundown of the general election results in Scotland, asking is this the new norm?
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland will never be the same again

The 2019 general election has seen a fundamental transformation of Northern Ireland's political landscape argues Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork. Jonathan assesses what has changed and how this is likely to impact on the constitutional future of the UK.

The 'other Union': Indyref2 and the future of the UK

A second independence referendum is no longer an if but a when argues Coree Brown Swan, University of Edinburgh. How will this play out and how might parties respond.
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Will 2019 be like 1987, 2015 or 2017?

Richard Parry assesses the prospects of Boris Johnson’s surpassing the electoral achievements of David Cameron and Theresa May.