Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Scotland”

Cameron’s Failure

In both the Scottish and EU referendums, Cameron miscalculated about as badly as one can.

Posted June 24th, 2016

Some Implications of the Leave Win

Instead of quashing his Euroskeptic detractors, Cameron presided over their greatest success to date.

Posted June 24th, 2016

The U.S. Shouldn’t Take Sides in the “Brexit” Debate

The U.S. should commit itself to maintaining good relations with the U.K. and the EU no matter what happens in the referendum.

Posted February 24th, 2016

“Brexit” and the U.S.-U.K. Relationship

The effect of “Brexit” on the U.S. and the U.S.-U.K. relationship is almost certainly overstated.

Posted February 15th, 2016

Will the Dissolution of the U.K. Be Prevented?

There may not be a “stronger case” for the union.

Posted May 12th, 2015

Initial Thoughts on the British Election

Labour is facing its worst defeat in almost thirty years.

Posted May 7th, 2015

The British Election and the Fragile Union

A political union put at risk by normal electoral competition isn’t going to survive for very long.

Posted May 7th, 2015

An “Unpredictable” Election in Britain That Isn’t So Unpredictable

Unless the polling has been very wrong, the election will produce results that have been expected for many months.

Posted May 7th, 2015

The English Threat to the U.K.

It may not be that long before unionists find that most English voters will be happy to be rid of the union.

Posted April 27th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Armenian genocide a hundred years later. Justin Marozzi reviews Ronald Suny …

Posted April 17th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s coming quagmire. Peter Salisbury explains the background to the current …

Posted April 3rd, 2015

The View from England: “The Union Is Over”

If “the Union is over,” it is because large numbers of voters in both England and Scotland have grown increasingly tired of the arrangement.

Posted March 16th, 2015

Scotland and the Conservatives’ Election Campaign

The campaign draws attention to some of unionism’s biggest weaknesses.

Posted March 12th, 2015

The Scottish Uprising

It could well be the most significant political earthquake in British politics in a century.

Posted March 4th, 2015

The SNP Surge and the British General Election

The unionist win last September may have only delayed the dissolution of the union and Scottish independence rather than preventing it all together.

Posted February 26th, 2015

Scotland and the “Fractured, Disunited Kingdom”

Keeping the union on the terms by which it was “saved” last fall may prove to be more trouble than it is worth.

Posted February 4th, 2015

Scotland and Britain’s General Election Mayhem

Labour is still on track to be all but wiped out in Scotland.

Posted January 22nd, 2015