London Review of International LawSeptember 2014, vol. 2, issue 2, pp. 299-328
Abstract: The UK Government's advisers claim that Scotland, in the event of independence, would become a new state, while the ‘remainder' of the UK alone would enjoy Britain's international privileges. Arguing that Great Britain is best understood as a ‘composite state', this article explores the history of union to show that the two kingdoms who united in 1707 may now, equally freely, agree to separate as equals. Click to read the full article.