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Published: 01 June 2014

240 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748696406

Bookseller Code (01)

Scotland's Choices

The Referendum and What Happens Afterwards

Second Edition

Iain McLean, Jim Gallagher, and Guy Lodge

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Everything you need to know about Scotland's independence referendum: the options, the big issues and what happens next
  • Lays out the facts in clear language with no political agenda
  • Written by leading experts at the heart of the political process who are equipped to ask hard questions about the options
  • Explains the little-understood Scotland Act, which will come into force if the vote is No
  • Looks at the key issues that must be addressed if the vote is Yes: public spending, tax and welfare, EU membership, the future of the UK's nuclear deterrent, the currency, financial regulation, oil revenues and many others

New to this Edition:

  • Contains new details not available for the first edition: the date, the question, and statements made by the UK and Scottish Government about what will happen after the referendum
  • Analyses the recently published Scottish Government whitepaper, 'Scotland's Future : Your Guide to an Independent Scotland' - the current Scottish Government's vision of what will happen should the vote be Yes
  • Includes new sections evaluating the policy positions set out by the Scottish and UK Governments