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Scottish Indyref 2: Towards another constitutional crisis

Nikos Skoutaris gives his perspective on the legal issues around a referendum on Scotland's independence and the 'constitutional crisis' facing the UK.
Path to an independence referendum

WATCH: Pathways to an independence referendum

The Scottish Government has said it will hold an independence referendum in 2023. But does it have the power to do so? A new animation from the CCC sets out the likely path to a referendum on Scotland's independence.
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“The festering issue” – the legality of a second independence referendum

With the Scottish Government working towards an independence referendum, discussions continue about the legality of such a referendum. David Torrance, House of Commons Library, examines the "festering issue", arguing that even a consultative referendum could fall outside the scope of the parliament’s powers.
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Northern Ireland: A pawn in the new waiting game

Lisa Claire Whitten, Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast and the Post-Brexit Governance NI project, reacts to the latest developments around the Northern Ireland Protocol, writing that Northern Ireland finds itself at the centre of a new UK-EU waiting game.
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Northern Ireland: A pawn in the new waiting game

Lisa Claire Whitten, Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast and the Post-Brexit Governance NI project, reacts to the latest developments around the Northern Ireland Protocol, writing that Northern Ireland finds itself at the centre of a new UK-EU waiting game.
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Spotlight on…Scottish independence

Following the launch of the Scottish Government's first in a series of papers on Scotland’s independence, we’ve collected key reads from our experts giving analysis on borders, economics, Scotland’s relationship with the EU and more.