Tag: EU membership

How Might Scotland Maintain its Membership of the EU?

Eve Hepburn In the aftermath of the vote for the UK to leave the EU, several possible scenarios could allow Scotland to remain in, writes Eve Hepburn. She argues that, while it may prove difficult for Scotland to block Brexit or to keep EU membership while the rest of the UK leaves, it would also …

A European Future for Scotland?

Tobias Lock Scotland is faced with several options for retaining its relationship with the EU following the UK’s vote to leave, writes Tobias Lock. He suggests that each option would present its own difficulties, and that timing, Scotland’s access to the UK’s withdrawal negotiations and the position of the remaining EU members will play major …

Five Things to Watch For on EU Referendum Day

Anthony Salamone With Referendum Day finally here for the vote on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Anthony Salamone sets out some points to keep in mind over the course of polling day and the vote count. EU Referendum Poll Card, Abi Begum, CC-BY-2.0 After years of speculation, months of campaigning and weeks of …

Britain After Brexit: Could the Swiss Model be an Option?

Adrian Favero Switzerland’s relationship with the European Union is one of the models mentioned as an alternative for the UK in the EU referendum debate, writes Adrian Favero. He argues that such a model may not be well suited to the UK, as Switzerland is largely integrated into the Single Market, including the free movement …

The UK’s EU Referendum: Implications for Scotland’s Constitutional Settlement

Sarah Craig, Maria Fletcher and Nina Miller-Westoby In-Depth Analysis Scotland’s devolved powers have become progressively interconnected with both UK law and EU law, write Sarah Craig, Maria Fletcher and Nina Miller-Westoby. Focusing on the area of migration policy, they argue that, whatever the outcome of the EU referendum, the resulting legislative changes will have an …

Brexit Could Create New Support for Independence Among the Middle Class in Scotland

Nicola McEwen Britain’s Decision | The EU Referendum Opinion polls suggest that Scotland will vote to remain in the EU, regardless of the UK-wide result, and leaving the EU would mark a material change in circumstances since the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, writes Nicola McEwen. She argues that Brexit could boost support for independence enough for …

Who Makes Our Laws – Brussels, Westminster or Holyrood?

Tobias Lock Britain’s Decision | The EU Referendum Questions around sovereignty and the extent of the impact of EU law on the UK and Scotland have been central in the EU referendum campaign, writes Tobias Lock. He argues that the policy areas which EU law covers is more significant than the quantity of legislation, and …

What Are the UK’s Alternatives to EU Membership?

Michael Keating Britain’s Decision | The EU Referendum In the event of exit from the European Union, the UK would be faced with different options for its relationship with the EU, writes Michael Keating. He argues that the choice of which option would ultimately come down to decisions about what the UK wants and negotiations with …