Norman Bonney

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    What happens if Scotland votes ‘Yes’ in the independence referendum?

What happens if Scotland votes ‘Yes’ in the independence referendum?

Scotland will hold an independence referendum on 18 September, but what would actually happen if voters opted to back independence from the UK? Norman Bonney assesses how the Scottish and UK governments would seek to negotiate Scotland’s independence, noting that the task would be far from straightforward.

If there is a majority of ‘Yes’ votes on 18 September 2014 in […]

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The Church of England: An anachronistic religious monopoly ripe for reform

The Church of England’s unique constitutional status gives it a monopoly role as the sole official state institution charged with relations between the UK state and with God. Norman Bonney argues that these arrangements are increasingly inappropriate for the current era, noting that long term trends and more recent experiences make the case for disestablishment. In a country which is […]

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