While it is true that any member state can veto the accession bid of another state, the EU will want to avoid any possible territorial mess within its borders.
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Whether Scotland votes yes or no in 2014, future years seem to only offer the certainty of doubt. However, we know to a certain degree where such ambiguities & uncertainties are likely to emerge.
UK’s Parliament has voted against taking military action in Syria – but what are the political, military and humanitarian ramifications of this decision and will it form a precedent?
The proposal of immigration bonds in the UK raises several issues for IR scholars. Different theoretical approaches can provide an insight into a case that could possibly establish a precedent.
If the United Kingdom left the European Union, access to the single market may not be guaranteed to the UK. Therefore contemporary Conservative Party euroscepticism may not be mad, but rather an adjustment to the challenges of the future.
Conflict between those Conservatives who will push things to the limit but then pull back, and those for whom no such limit now exists could destroy, or disable, the Party.
Proponents to the Draft Communication Data Bill fear that collecting more data will be ineffective and counter-productive. The lack of oversight for such important data collection could lead to abuses for people not only in the UK, but worldwide.
There has not been much consideration of how Scotland potentially seceding from the UK might impact the Basque movement in Spain. Despite the many similarities between the two cases, it is unlikely to have much impact.
An unusual situation exists where there seems to be no formal mechanism within the EU over what would happen if Scotland separated from the UK and sought EU membership.