Scotland, the UK and Brexit - at a constitutional crossroads: what next for Scotland?
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Anderson, P. and Keil, S. 2020. Scotland, the UK and Brexit - at a constitutional crossroads: what next for Scotland? Centre International de Formation Europeene.
|Authors||Anderson, P. and Keil, S.|
|Learning level||Expert policy comment|
CIFE Policy Paper N°101
Since 2014, the constitutional future of the United Kingdom (UK) has been in a state of almost permanent flux. In the space of two years, the Scottish electorate went twice to the polls to vote on referenda on hugely significant constitutional issues. On 18 September 2014, a record number of voters (circa 85%) voted in an independence referendum in which 55% of the electorate voted ‘no’ to the question ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ Almost two years later, the Scots were at the polls again, this time for a state-wide referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the European Union (EU). In this referendum, 62% of voters in Scotland voted to remain in the EU. However, the Scottish vote to remain was trumped by the overall UK-wide result in which just under 52% of the electorate chose to leave the EU. As has been pointed out elsewhere, ‘Brexit was made in England’.
|Keywords||Brexit; UK constitutional politics; Scotland|
|Publisher||Centre International de Formation Europeene|
|15 Apr 2020|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||10 Apr 2020|
|Deposited||20 Apr 2020|
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