Britain's Decision

Facts and Impartial Analysis for the EU referendum on 23 June 2016.

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Brexit at the Bookies

New odds added weekly by Prof David Bell throughout the remaining campaign period.

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Who Will be Affected by Scotland’s New Welfare Powers?

A new report by Prof David Bell investigates which Scots will receive devolved benefits and whose will be reserved.

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What Just Happened?

Join the Academy of Government on 13 May to discuss the results of the 2016 Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly Elections.

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  • 6th May 2016

    The 45% who backed independence in the referendum and the 45% who voted SNP in the constituency vote in 2011 overlap but, explains Prof James Mitchell, have important differences. Balancing these two groups was problematic in the 2016 election and is likely to prove the SNP's central dilemma for the next parliament and beyond.

  • 4th May 2016

    If you’re staying up to watch the results of the elections tonight, you’ll have their choice of friends and fellows of the Centre to keep you company through the night and into Friday.

  • 4th May 2016

    After the high drama of the Independence Referendum and the cliffhanger-that-wasn't of the 2015 UK General Election, this year's Scottish Parliament election campaign may have seemed a little modest by comparison. However, says Prof Paul Cairney, it has had it's talking points.

  • 2nd May 2016

    That the leaders of Scotland's three largest parties are women has been widely applauded but, says Kirstein Rummery, the news behind the headlines is not so rosy.

  • 27th April 2016

    A new report by Prof David Bell investigates which Scots will receive devolved benefits and whose will be reserved - and what implications that has for plans to overhaul the benefits system north of the border.

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