Scotland Sends a Stark Warning to the EU

Fred argues that increasing devolution in the UK heralds a new era for the European nation state. Across Europe citizens are driving for increased self-determination in stark contrast with the EU’s aims for centralized integration. Without a fundamental reduction in the EU project’s scope and devolution of governmental powers there will be ever increasing separatism and disconnection between citizens,…


The Unravelling Fabric of Empire

Anise argues that despite the victory of the “no” campaign the promises made in the run up to and since the vote cause the fabric of the United Kingdom to unravel. Devolutionary pressures from the four regions threaten to create a much less unified Union.  Perhaps we were all too focused on the dramatics of Scotland’s…


The Yes campaign and New Labour recycled

Ben argues that the positive side of the case for Scottish independence has been taken for granted. On closer inspection its policies bear a striking resemblance to those of New Labour and referendum voters should consider whether an independent Scotland will be able to avoid history repeating itself. As the Scottish independence vote draws near…


Scottish Independence – an affair of the heart?

Katie argues that, even with all the rational uncertainties and doubts about Scottish independence, a ‘Yes’ vote appeals to the heart and has become a symbol of Scottish identity and optimism about the country’s future. This piece is in response to Fred Spring’s piece titled “The End of the UK? – Scotland, Independence and the Disunited Kingdom”…

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