Scottish independence will impact the UK’s global role – CH, 10.05
As the elections to the Scottish parliament show a majority in favour of leaving the UK, the implications of independence could be huge if it actually happened.
Haste Ye Back! How Scotland could return to the EU – Politico, 10.05
Why Brexit is a double-edged sword for the Scottish National Party – Politico, 6.05
Sturgeon’s Vision for Independence Is on the Ballot in Scotland – FP, 5.05
The first minister’s party will almost certainly win the election this week, but the nationalist movement still faces divisions of its own. – By Jamie Maxwell, a political journalist in Glasgow, Scotland.
Scottish Activists Want a Quiet, Safe, Progressive Independence – FP, 31.03
The new country would scurry to join NATO and the EU. By Lindsey Kennedy, Nathan Paul Southern
An Independent Scotland Would Bring No Surprises for Allies – FP, 16.03
Scotland is in a great position to be a good global citizen. By Alyn Smith, Stewart McDonald
Scotland needs Erasmus, not Britain’s poor replacement – Politico, 29.01
Scotland was instrumental in setting up Erasmus and leaving it lets down young people.
Can Scotland become independent? – Al Jazeera, 26.12
- The First Minister tweeted that what is happening is ‘against Scotland’s will’. In the 2016 Brexit referendum, 62 percent of voters in Scotland opted to remain in the European Union. Since then, calls for independence have grown. But will an independent Scotland be allowed to join the EU?
Brexit Might Break Britain. What Will Scotland Do? – FP, 21.11
Scotland, six years after its last crack at independence, is hankering to be a “global good gal,” charting its own foreign-policy course independent of London. By David Leask
Scotland’s Pro-Independence Leaders Fret for U.S. Democracy – FP, 4.11
For the Scottish National Party, Trump is an easy target—and a way to bash Brexiteers at home. By David Leask
How Russia Is Prodding Scotland Toward Independence – FP, 18.02
To justify its breakup of Ukraine, the Kremlin seeks to embarrass the U.K. and other major NATO allies. But the Scottish National Party wants nothing to do with Putin. By David Leask