The British Constitution

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Taught by David McNicoll

Although I now live in New York I come from the Scottish Highlands; where I honed my knowledge and enjoyment of whisky. I now run a travel company that specialises in tour packages to Scotland - including whisky tours. More info on that at

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The United Kingdom was formed in 1801 with the unification of Great Britain (created in 1603 with Scotland and England under one Crown, and then in 1707 politically) and Ireland.

Today the UK faces one of the toughest decisions in that long history; and one that could tear the union apart. The countries of this island have endured warfare, civil war and strife and the relationships between each has not always been benign – but, it has proved to have been a successful partnership. With Brexit looming and the seeming chaos surrounding it, this could prove to be its undoing: potentially wrecking the union and maybe even that of the EU as well. As such, this class will look to explore the British constitution, how it came about, pivotal moments and what may lie ahead. Article 50 – here we come; or not, or maybe.

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