The Why? Curve


Scots on the Rocks

Season 1, Ep. 26

Unwilling colony or vital part of the union? Scotland now knows it can't hold a new referendum unless the UK government says it can - the path to independence is blocked for the foreseeable future. So what happens next? 

Will the SNP be able to press for a new vote by getting majority backing at the next election? Will the verdict of London judges provoke greater support for breaking away? Could a new Labour administration in Westminster be forced to cut a deal with the SNP? Or is the whole issue of independence now buried for a generation? Michael Keating, professor of Scottish Politics at the University of Aberdeen guides Phil and Roger through the likely outcomes

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