Dis-United Kingdom?


  • Charlie Jeffery

    1. Professor of politics at the University of Edinburgh. He is a member of the McKay Commission which is exploring the West Lothian question. He writes here in a personal capacity.
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Devolution has unleashed forces that are pulling the nations of the UK apart, writes Charlie Jeffery. The result is that the fate of the union might be determined by developments in England, not Scotland.


  • 1

    Rawlings R (2003) Delineating Wales: Constitutional, legal and administrative aspects of national devolution, Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

  • 2

    Wyn Jones R, Lodge G, Henderson A and Wincott D (2012) The dog that finally barked: England as an emerging political community, London: IPPR.

  • 3

    Mitchell J (2009) Devolution in the UK, Manchester: Manchester University Press.