Insight

Major publications

European Merchants Insight Reports are our signature publications, bringing clarity and focus to Scottish and European politics. Our Insight Reports are freely available as part of our commitment to furthering public debate.

Scotland’s EU Blueprint

Europe is at the heart of Scotland’s independence debate. And so it should be. Our relationship with the European Union is crucial to our future in so many respects. Whatever Scotland’s constitutional choices, the EU will shape our continent.

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Scotland and the Spirit of Europe

Brexit and independence presently constitute the two predominant issues in Scottish politics. While different in their origins, the two questions are now deeply interwoven. Scotland will always be affected by the UK’s relationship with the EU, whether it remains in the UK or becomes independent – as Ireland demonstrates clearly. The surrounding context in which Scotland would emerge as an independent state is significantly altered from 2014, and any new prospectus for independence will have to account for that reality. Brexit serves two principal functions in the independence debate: substantively, departure from the EU; and, instrumentally, discord with Scotland’s democratic voice.

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Scotland’s EU Blueprint

Europe is at the heart of Scotland’s independence debate. And so it should be. Our relationship with the European Union is crucial to our future in so many respects. Whatever Scotland’s constitutional choices, the EU will shape our continent.

Full Insight »

Scotland and the Spirit of Europe

Brexit and independence presently constitute the two predominant issues in Scottish politics. While different in their origins, the two questions are now deeply interwoven. Scotland will always be affected by the UK’s relationship with the EU, whether it remains in the UK or becomes independent – as Ireland demonstrates clearly. The surrounding context in which Scotland would emerge as an independent state is significantly altered from 2014, and any new prospectus for independence will have to account for that reality. Brexit serves two principal functions in the independence debate: substantively, departure from the EU; and, instrumentally, discord with Scotland’s democratic voice.

Full Insight »