Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of East Anglia’s School of Political, Social and International Studies
Nicholas Wright is a researcher at the University of East Anglia’s School of Political, Social and International Studies where he is currently completing his doctoral thesis on the relationship between EU member states and the Common Foreign and Security Policy. He is particularly interested in how foreign policy is made in multilateral organisations and the impact this has on nation states, and his broader research interests include European politics and British foreign policy, with a particular focus on the New Labour period (1997-2010).
Alongside his research work, he has taught and lectured on international politics and has participated in a number of international conferences. He is also blogs regularly (http://yetanotherpoliticsjunkie.wordpress.com) on a range of issues, predominantly (but not exclusively) relating to domestic and international politics.
If voters in Scotland choose independence, we will collectively face unprecedented constitutional upheaval. But even if Scots decide to stay in the Union, things cannot simply return to the <em>status quo ante</em>.
Is it inconceivable that we could see either David Cameron or Ed Miliband forced to form a government with his arch rival in two years' time? As political earthquakes go, this would certainly dwarf the result of May 2010.
Last week I visited Portsmouth for the first time in years. One of the historical homes of Britain's navy down the centuries, today it feels more like a quiet backwater with just continental ferries to disturb the peace.
25/07/2012 13:28 BST
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