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Nationalism and the break-up of the UK

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 15 FEBRUARY

Two leading industry experts have come together to discuss nationalism and what could eventually lead to the break-up of the UK.

From Brexit to the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, the differences between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have never been so clear, with the ‘United’ Kingdom feeling increasingly divided.

With the support for a second Scottish independence referendum increasing, questions surround the future of the Union, and if Wales and Northern Ireland could eventually also decide to go their own way.

In the Centre for Brexit Studies latest podcast, Dr Steven McCabe, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Brexit Studies and Dr Karlo Basta, Lecturer at the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change, joined forces to discuss.

The experts discuss nationalism in depth and what impact the Brexit vote has had on this in the past five years, as well as the link between patriotism and nationalism and if the relationship between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland could ever be fixed.

The podcast is available to listen to now.

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