Scottish independence

Political movement advocating for Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom
Scotland (dark blue) within the United Kingdom (light blue) along with Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man

An example of what not to do was the government’s Internal Market Act, in which London retook control of structural funds previously disbursed by the EU.

Many academics have argued that the ability to hold a referendum is within the competence of the Scottish Parliament. In 1999, Mark D. Walters argued "a constultative referendum [...] would not conflict with the policy of the [Scotland] Act". However, others have argued that it is not within competence, such as Prof. Rodney Braxier in 1998.

In October 2014, the lobby group All Under One Banner (AUOB) was formed. AUOB stages regular public marches in support of Scottish independence throughout Scotland.