The Future of The Union – IEA Head to Head

In the latest of the IEA Head to Head series, IEA Director General Mark Littlewood and Marc Glendening, our Head of Cultural Affairs debate the future of the Union.

With the SNP likely to do well in the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections, the battle over Scottish independence rages on. Support for Welsh independence is also reportedly growing – although it still remains well behind support for the status quo.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it clear that he will not grant a second Scottish independence referendum, even if the SNP wins a majority in May’s Holyrood elections. But is the future of the union secure? Should the UK go its separate ways, or is the union worth fighting for? And should independence movements have the backing of classical liberals?