Posts by Coree Brown Swan

The highly-anticipated publication of 'Scotland: A New Case for Optimism' outlines the new economic case for independence but, asks Coree Brown-Swan, it remains to be seen whether this will prompt a constructive debate by Unionists and Nationalists alike about some of Scotland's economic woes.  A... Read more
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Recent political developments have focused attention on the ‘English Question’. In response to the 2014 Scottish referendum result, the UK government initiated a procedural reform in the House of Commons known as ‘English Votes for English Laws’ (EVEL), which was formally adopted in October 2015.... Read more
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In a special series, we’ll be gathering together a team of experts from the Centre on Constitutional Change and beyond to answer your questions about Article 50, the High Court ruling, and what happens next. The Supreme Court will begin hearing the Article 50 (Miller and Others) case on Monday, 5... Read more
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On our blog, fellows and friends of the centre reflect on ongoing Brexit debates, implications for party politics, and the prospect of Indyref2. Michael Keating addresses the question of whether Scotland and Northern Ireland can remain within the single market and within the UK union, concluding... Read more
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I’m often asked to speak to groups of visiting international students about Scotland’s referendum process – providing them with a primer on the Scottish political system, how the referendum came about, and how we, as academics, understand and explain these results. Once they get over their... Read more
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Coree Brown, rounds-up The Smith Commission responses from our experts. Last Thursday, the Smith Commission report was released. Our experts responded to the proposals made in the 28 page report. Michael Keating described the report as ‘not, by any definition, devo-max nor what Gordon Brown... Read more
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John Curtice from What Scotland Thinks on who voted yes and who voted no. One of the common features of political polling is that while a plethora appear in advance of an election or a referendum, nobody bothers to conduct a poll afterwards. For newspapers, the most common commissioners, polls are... Read more
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Over the past year, we've showcased expert perspectives on the campaigns, the key issues, and the public debate. Researchers from the Future of the UK and Scotland programme gave hundreds of interviews to news outlets during the week of the referendum. Although final figures are still being... Read more
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First Minister Alex Salmond spoke today from Bute House, signalling his intention to resign following the SNP conference in November. In a statement covered on BBC Scotland, he said: But today the point is this. The real guardians of progress are not the politicians at Westminster, or even at... Read more
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The McKay Commission: Report of the Commission on the Consequences of Devolution for the House of Commons March 2013   The Commission was established in February 2012 and was asked to consider: how the House of Commons might deal with legislation which affects only part of the United Kingdom,... Read more
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  • 21st June 2018

    New research conducted by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow suggests that a post-Brexit Scotland is likely to find itself losing out on much-needed low-skilled migrant labour from the European Economic Area (EEA) to English-speaking countries such as North America, Australia, and to countries within the EEA.

  • 19th June 2018

    Following the collapse of the Rajoy government following a corruption scandal, how does the new political landscape affect the constitutional debate in Catalonia? Prof Antonia María Ruiz Jiménez of Universidad Pablo de Olavide suggests that this apparently dramatic change will make relatively little difference.

  • 13th June 2018

    While populist leaders and movements make headlines worldwide, an often more subtle majority nationalism remains an endemic condition of the modern world. This phenomenon is comparatively understudied. The Centre on Constitutional Change invites calls for abstracts for an international workshop on the topic of majority nationalism, to be held in February 2019.

  • 31st May 2018

    The recent report by the Growth Commission contains some interesting ideas, says Michael Keating, but also makes some problematic assumptions.

  • 30th May 2018

    The Scottish and Welsh Governments worked together closely during their negotiations with the UK Government over those aspects of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill that related to devolution. Despite ultimately choosing different paths, say Hedydd Phylip and Greg Davies, this spirit of cooperation looks set to continue.

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