Amidst the storm is it possible to discern how Britain’s (probable) exit from the EU may present opportunities for the left? Justin Reynolds takes a close look at the case for Lexit.
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“Threatening a second constitutional crisis would not help us resolve the one we already have,” the author argues, pointing out that the EU referendum has solved little or nothing – and a second referendum on Scottish independence would solve even less.
The collapse of the UK is upon us in the wake of the EU referendum result and pending Brexit. Leave’s populist campaign backed by braying tabloids and a cowardly BBC has caused a debacle – compared with the calm pluralism of Scottish politics.
As the UK descends into extraordinary political and economic chaos, with no political leadership visible anywhere in Westminster, what are the options for Scotland to stay in the European Union or at least as integrated with it as possible?
There is a strong sense in Scotland that the EU referendum result can be challenged here if Holyrood refuses to give its consent to repealing laws binding the country and UK to Europe. But that may well be untrue. A constitutional law expert examines the case.
Scientists overwhelmingly backed the Remain case in last week’s EU referendum. Here a prominent Aberdeen-based scientist laments the outcome and its impact on scientific research funding – and fears for #indyref2 on top.
Scotland has spoken. We don’t want to leave the EU and why should we? Go on yersel, England, into your cod Shakespearean tragedy. I’m with Nicola.
The case for an independent Scotland within the EU just got far stronger. In an updated version of a piece written the morning news of the win for Leave broke, the author explains why he’s switching his vote for #indyref2 – and why the economic case is improved.
#Brexit changes everything. No voters from 2014 are switching to Yes. Independence is back on the cards. Or is it? Is the First Minister’s caution right and proper? Quebec 1995 looms over Holyrood as much as #EUref 2016.
Why anger among young people at the state of the world is never enough to prompt political activism. Thoughts on the 2016 referendum, the one before and where next.