‘So, whilst the rhetoric may have softened, the constitutional paradox remains. Scotland can leave if it has a lawful vote to do so, but there is no way of having a lawful vote. For now, anyway. And there is no plan to have a plan.’
About Ciaran Martin
Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. During his 23-year career in the civil service he held a number of senior positions, including founding Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (2016-2020) and Constitution Director in the Cabinet Office (2011-2014).