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29th October 2016
post by Peter Bursens

The recent eleventh-hour collapse of a trade deal between Canada and the EU followed a veto in the Parliament of Wallonia. Prof Peter Bursens of Universiteit Antwerpen explains that constitutional, ideological, strategic and even personal factors nearly scuppered the deal.

26th October 2016
post by Richard Rose

The objective of the Brexiteers - regaining the sovereignty of the Westminster Parliament - is seen as an obstacle by the Scottish Government to their goal of securing Scottish sovereignty. In the process of unpicking that network of sovereignty, says Prof Richard Rose, timing will be critical.

25th October 2016
post by Peter Lynch

The EU referendum result has fundamentally reshaped the Scottish independence debate, and the new draft referendum bill is a both political and practical step by the Scottish Government, writes Peter Lynch.

20th October 2016
post by Coree Brown Swan

In the first of an occasional series, Coree Brown Swan takes a look at the blogs and highlights some of what our fellows and friends have been doing.

20th October 2016
post by Kirsty Hughes

What are the points of contention in establishing different relationships for Scotland and rUK with the EU? IN this extended article, Dr Kirsty Hughes works her way through the details.

17th October 2016
post by Michael Keating

The simple answer to this headline is 'No' - if Scotland and Northern Ireland were to remain within the single market and customs union, they could not simultaneously be within the UK economic union.

14th October 2016
post by Paul Cairney

Nicola Sturgeon's announcement of a bill and consultation to pave the way for a second Scottish independence referendum may be a way of keeping activists happy while waiting to see how things unfold, says Paul Cairney.

11th October 2016
post by James Mitchell

James Mitchell discusses how Nicola Sturgeon’s decision on the timing of the independence referendum is likely to be the most important of her leadership.


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