Sir David Edward – Public Lecture – Thursday 25th September 2014
Constitutional Implications of the Independence Referendum
The Centre for Global Constitutionalism was pleased to host a public lecture by Sir David Edward, a former UK judge of the European Court of Justice. Sir David addressed the constitutional implications of the independence referendum, the issues that the debate over the last two years raised and what the result might mean for the UK constitution and the constitution of Scotland.
The full lecture and Q&A is available to watch below:
Dr Anthony Lang, Director of the Centre for Global Constitutionalism, was interviewed by The Times on the question of Scottish independence. Lang responded to First Minister Alex Salmond’s proposal that an independent Scotland would have a written constitution, hence making it more ‘modern’ than the United Kingdom. Lang highlighted the potential political cleavages that may be exacerbated in the process of drafting a written constitution for Scotland. The article is available via The Times website via subscription only.