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.
“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.
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.