Countdown to the Referendum: Scotland and Brexit by Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot)


‘Countdown to the Referendum’ is a series of free downloadable articles by Matrix that will explore a number of legal topics surrounding the UK referendum on 23 June 2016. In this series articles have covered a number of topics which are all available here. Authors include Nick Armstrong, Claire Darwin, Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon), Gavin Millar QC, Aidan O’Neill QC, Nick Randall QC, Mark Summers QC, Rhodri Thompson QC, Professor Takis Tridimas and Angeline Welsh.

This week, Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot) considers the wisdom and effectiveness of referendums being used to decide on complex constitutional questions. He considers the impact on the UK, and in particular on Scotland’s relationship with England and vice versa, if Scotland votes to remain in the EU, but England decides to leave.

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