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4th November 2013
post by Coree Brown Swan

Coree Brown rounds up the latest blogs on the independence referendum. Blogs this week feature questions over Scottish citizenship, determining the electorate, and two views from Spain.

29th October 2013
post by James Mitchell

In a piece originally published in the Guardian, James Mitchell reflects on the challenges ahead for the SNP and the party's need to underline welfare and social issues.

29th October 2013
Guest post by David Phillips

Based on research conducted by the IFS, David Phillips examines the kinds of tax and spending decisions that may face a newly independent Scotland in its first few years.

28th October 2013
post by Malcolm Harvey

In this piece, Malcolm Harvey assesses the potential for a Nordic Model for Scotland.

23rd October 2013
post by Charlie Jeffery

How will Scotland feel the day after the referendum next year? A Yes/No referendum inevitably has a polarising effect. And a Yes/No debate can become a bitter debate, and some think it already has.

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