Daniel Kenealy

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    The Scottish Government’s Brexit proposals are politically savvy and all-but-impossible

The Scottish Government’s Brexit proposals are politically savvy and all-but-impossible

Nicola Sturgeon recently unveiled her government’s well-trailed, long-awaited Brexit paper. The 62-page paper sets out two options. The Scottish Government’s preferred outcome is for the UK to participate fully in the European single market and to remain within the EU’s customs union. Daniel Kenealy argues that these plans may be politically savvy, but are all-but-impossible to put into practice.

Sturgeon proposes that […]

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    While an independent Scotland would undoubtedly be able to join the EU, the timing and terms of membership remain uncertain

While an independent Scotland would undoubtedly be able to join the EU, the timing and terms of membership remain uncertain

One of the most controversial arguments in the context of Scotland’s referendum on independence is the issue of whether an independent Scotland could make a seamless transition to EU membership and under what terms it would be able to join. Daniel Kenealy writes that while the issue has been the subject of bitter disagreements between the Yes and No […]

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    (Mis)understanding the public? An independent Scotland and the EU

(Mis)understanding the public? An independent Scotland and the EU

Scotland’s debate on its constitutional future has frequently focused on its future role within the EU. Jan Eichhorn and Daniel Kenealy argue that, despite uncertainty about the precise terms of an independent Scotland’s EU membership, the issue is not one that divides ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ voters. Furthermore, they show that in recent years there has been a marked rise in […]

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The EU would not eject Scotland for becoming independent

Would the European Union (EU) eject Scotland if it became independent? Daniel Kenealy argues that this would not be the case: To push Scotland out and deprive those in Scotland of EU citizenship because they exercised a democratic right is simply not in the EU’s makeup, he believes. The issue of a post-independence Scotland’s position within the European Union (EU) […]

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