Craig McAngus

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Dr
Craig
McAngus
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Lecturer
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University of Aberdeen
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Craig was part of a project looking at how Scotland could become more gender equal, focussing specifically on care policy.  His other research interests include political parties, elections, electoral behaviour and territorial politics.

Project Job Role: 
Policy Challenges and the Future of Scotland, Centre on Constitutional Change

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The question of Scottish independence has taken centre stage in the public debate since the Brexit vote. England and Wales have voted to leave the EU, but Scotland and Northern Ireland have voted to remain. Together with this differing outcome, the absence of a post-referendum plan – and of any sign... Read more
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The clear difference between Scotland's Remain vote and the preference south of the border has rekindled the independence debate but, says Craig McAngus, all is not entirely straightforward for the SNP.   One question that was omnipresent in the EU referendum debate referred to Scotland: what would... Read more
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The assumption that Scotland is a left-wing country and, perhaps more importantly, more left-wing than England is one that pervades discussion of Scottish politics. Of course, Scottish politics has been dominated by parties on the left since the 1980s, and elite political discourse in Scotland is a... Read more
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Could a Corbyn victory win former Scottish Labour voters back from the SNP? Craig McAngus suggests that they may agree with him on many issues but the constitution would remain a sticking point.  Suggestions that Jeremy Corbyn is ahead in the race for UK Labour’s leadership raise some interesting qu... Read more
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The Conservatives rejection of devolved top ups for welfare payments isn't a breach of the Smith Agreement, says Craig McAngus, but it certainly seems to throw away the party's own Strathclyde Commission report.    Scottish National Party MPs tabled a number of amendments to the Scotland Bill curren... Read more
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Craig McAngus looks at how the SNP has to both protest and oppose, and this won’t be an easy balancing act. This post orignally appeared on Holyrood. The SNP’s result at the General Election was nothing short of astounding. Despite being on the losing side of the referendum, the party has become a w... Read more
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The SNP have swept the electoral map in Scottish, winning all but three seats. With a Conservative government south of the border, Craig McAngus argues that the ‘significant change’ threshold put on another referendum by the SNP may now have been breached. This article originally appeared on LSE Bri... Read more
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The election of a significantly larger number of SNP MPs may open old discussions within the party about the strategy to achieve independence. Craig McAngus considers the tensions within the party, where they came from and where they’re going next. Apart from the decision to change party policy and... Read more
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Craig McAngus looks at how the SNP would manage the opportunity of a large Westminster presence, should that be what Scotland votes for, and how it's likely to be one of Sturgeon’s biggest challenges. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. With the launch of the long-awaited Scottish Nat... Read more
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What do welfare proposals in the SNP manifesto mean? Craig McAngus investigates. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. The SNP’s 2015 manifesto devotes significant space to welfare. The future of the welfare state was a very important issue in the Scottish referendum campaign, with the... Read more
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  • 19th October 2018

    Proposed revisions to the Basque Statute of Autonomy have revealed underlying tensions but the fault lines are not where an outside observer might assume they would be. They are fundamental and political and, explains Michael Keating, unlikely to be resolved by technocratic debate.

  • 16th October 2018

    Bavaria’s long-dominant party, the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), has reached its worst election result in 60 years. As well as causing a headache for Angela Merkel, argues Patrick Utz, this political earthquake reveals Bavaria’s predicament between regionalism and populism,.

  • 15th October 2018

    As the buildup to the EU Council meeting reaches fever pitch, Richard Parry explains that deals at dawn may work in Brussels but they don't always play to the home crowd.

  • 13th October 2018

    Theresa May’s efforts to keep her DUP allies onside may, suggests Prof Nicola McEwen, end up easing Nicola Sturgeon’s path to independence following any subsequent referendum on the subject.

  • 12th October 2018

    The Commission on Justice in Wales, chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, will further clarify the legal and political identity of Wales within the UK constitution. Doing so, explains Prof Dan Wincott, will also bring clarity to the enduring significance of other territorial legal jurisdictions.

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