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The constitutional question over Scotland's place in the United Kingdom was not resolved by the results of the 2014 independence referendum. In addition to the ongoing debate around independence at least two political parties - the Liberal Democrats and Scottish Labour - currently support constiutional reform for the whole of the UK along some kind of Federal structure.

This paper examines the case for federalism and outlines the challenges and barriers to reform of the UK in this manner.

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Craig Dalzell
Isobel Lindsay

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The constitutional question over Scotland's place in the United Kingdom was not resolved by the results of the 2014 independence referendum. In addition to the ongoing debate around independence at least two political parties - the Liberal Democrats and Scottish Labour - currently support constiutional reform for the whole of the UK along some kind of Federal structure.

This paper examines the case for federalism and outlines the challenges and barriers to reform of the UK in this manner.