The ongoing public spat between the Scottish and UK governments over the legalities of a Scottish independence referendum has somewhat overshadowed the potential ramifications and political fallout should an independent Scotland become a reality in 2014.

I met up with Professor Graham Walker (pictured above) of Queen’s University Belfast to discuss ‘the Scottish question’ at the centre of a British political storm.

 

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Professor Walker, a Scot himself, specialises in political history and contemporary politics of Scotland and Northern Ireland and has written extensively on Scotland’s relationship within the UK.

Our conversation embraced key issues such as:

  • Will Alex Salmond out-fox David Cameron and win the legal battle on an independence referendum?
  • How will the people of Scotland vote come referendum time?
  • Do they need a referendum referee?
  • What impact will it have on Northern Ireland?

Click below to listen to a leading authority on devolution and independence in these islands: