By openDemocracy

With Scotland voting on Thursday in an election that could lead to a second independence referendum and increased talk of a ‘border poll’ in Northern Ireland, could the United Kingdom be on the verge of breaking up? And why? Where does England fit in this story?

Hear from a panel of experts from across Britain’s political divides about the union’s past, present and future:

Sarah Creighton: Writer and lawyer from Belfast

Matthew O’Toole: Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for South Belfast

Adam Ramsay: openDemocracy main site editor

Richard Wyn Jones: Professor of Welsh Politics, Cardiff University

Chair, Peter Geoghegan: openDemocracy UK investigations editor and author of ‘The People’s Referendum: Why Scotland Will Never be the Same Again’

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