Can the Anglo-Scottish Union Survive Brexit?
Jacques Leruez was the leading authority on Scottish politics and government in continental Europe. Following his death last year, his colleagues have published a special issue of Revue française de civilisation britannique dedicated to his memory. They include CCC Director, Michael Keating, a friend of Jacques for nearly forty years.
Since 1999 Scotland has a devolved Parliament and Government. The European Union provided an important framework. EU membership reinforces ideas of shared and divided sovereignty. Through the European Single Market it secures the internal market of the United Kingdom itself. The EU, together with the European Convention on Human Rights, directly applicable in Scotland, separates rights from nationality. Brexit thus destabilizes the domestic devolution settlement.