Scotland’s bark bigger than its bite? At least until independence: Daily Bullshit, June 26, 2016

Brexit

I comment on the Brexit vote outcome in a blog post.

I don’t know the details of Scotland’s bargain with the United Kingdom, but First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is probably wrong about Scotland’s government being able to negotiate with the European Union on its own[1] and her suggestion that the government ought to be able to veto United Kingdom enabling legislation for ‘Brexit’[2] strikes me as overreach. I think before any of this can happen, Scotland must secure its independence, which does appear feasible.[3]

Gabriela Baczynska, “European Commission says after Brexit vote: Scotland part of UK,” Reuters, June 25, 2016, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-scotland-commission-idUSKCN0ZB0LQ

Jim Tankersley, “Britain just killed globalization as we know it,” Washington Post, June 25, 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/25/great-britain-just-killed-globalization-as-we-know-it/

British Broadcasting Corporation, “Nicola Sturgeon says MSPs at Holyrood could veto Brexit,” June 26, 2016, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-36633244


  1. [1]Gabriela Baczynska, “European Commission says after Brexit vote: Scotland part of UK,” Reuters, June 25, 2016, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-scotland-commission-idUSKCN0ZB0LQ; Lawrence Wakefield, “Nicola Sturgeon takes steps to keep Scotland in EU,” Politico, June 25, 2016, http://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-eu-referendum-sturgeon-sets-out-path-for-second-independence-referendum/
  2. [2]British Broadcasting Corporation, “Nicola Sturgeon says MSPs at Holyrood could veto Brexit,” June 26, 2016, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-36633244
  3. [3]Toby Helm and Daniel Boffey, “UK faces Brexit crisis after Europe’s leaders demand: ‘Get out now,’” Guardian, June 25, 2016, http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/25/uk-faces-brexit-crisis; Simone McCarthy, “Morning after Brexit, Scotland and N. Ireland reconsider ties to Britain,” Christian Science Monitor, June 24, 2016, http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2016/0624/Morning-after-Brexit-Scotland-and-N.-Ireland-reconsider-ties-to-Britain

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