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The Union is already sacrificed on the altar of Brexit

The emotional rupture is complete and the legal rupture will follow

By Jonathan Lis  

Nicola Sturgeon gives a speech in Edinburgh the day after the election. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

Next week will mark the end of two unions. The first, the United Kingdom’s membership of the EU. The second, the United Kingdom itself. That is no unfortunate coincidence. The second is predicated on the first, and both are coming.

In each case, the effects will take a while to manifest themselves. We won’t notice any changes from Brexit for the first 11 months, and then likely a number of…

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