Could coronavirus end the union?

As the nations of the UK diverge in their routes to tackle coronavirus, is this an advert for the current devolution settlement or a warning flag that the status quo cannot continue without reform?

Originally recorded as a public webinar, this episode of #IEAsolation features SNP MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar Angus McNeil, Conservative MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kircardine Andrew Bowie, and Professor Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at the IEA and author of ‘Federal Britain: The case for decentralisation’​, chaired by IEA Director-General Mark Littlewood.

Answering questions from Mark and the webinar audience, Angus, Andrew, and Philip discuss a federal system, more tax raising powers at the local level in the UK, international examples of decentralised government, and the likelihood of a future independence referendum for Scotland.