The Constitution Unit


Brexit: Its Consequences for Devolution & the Union

19 May 2016

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Special EU Referendum Seminar Series & Briefing Papers

PDF icon View the UCL Constitution Unit Briefing Paper 3 - Brexit: Its Consequences for Devolution and the Union

What will happen if the UK votes to leave the EU, but a majority in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland vote to remain? Will such an outcome trigger a second Scottish referendum on independence? Would Wales or Northern Ireland follow suit? What would the broader implications of Brexit be for the devolved areas of the UK, for example in terms of loss of EU funding?

Speakers include:

  • Professor Jim Gallagher, former Director General, Devolution Strategy, Cabinet Office; Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow; Associate Member, Nuffield College, Oxford
  • Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, QMUL, author of Constitutional Law of the European Union
  • Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Professor of Politics, University of Ulster
  • Dr Rachel Minto, Research Associate, Centre for European Law and Governance, Cardiff School of Law and Politics


  • Professor Robert Hazell, Professor of Government and the Constitution at UCL

Organised jointly by the UCL Constitution Unit, UCL European Institute and UCL School of Public Policy.