In 2021, the United Kingdom, newly outside the EU, will come under pressure from centrifugal forces and renewed threats of separatism. The Scottish elections in May appear set to return an enlarged SNP to Holyrood with a new mandate for a second referendum. While the economics of Scottish independence have become even more challenging than they were in 2014, political support for the union on both sides of the border are at a low ebb. What needs to happen in 2021 to avert Scexit? How should we go about rebuilding the identity of, and sense of belonging to, the United Kingdom?
- Ian Mulheirn - Executive Director for UK Policy, TBI - CHAIR
- Ruth Davidson, MSP and Former Leader of the Scottish and Conservative Party
- Ian Murray, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
- Alex Massie, Scotland Editor for The Spectator