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30th November 2013
post by Michael Keating

Speaking at the Future of the UK and Scotland event, Exploring Independence after the White Paper, Michael Keating shares his thoughts on Scotland and the European Union.

29th November 2013
post by Colin Fleming

While some of the Scottish Government (SG) defence aspirations will be shaped through negotiation, on NATO membership its proposed defence structure, and its commitments to serving personnel, the SG has sought to reassure the Scottish people, the rest of the United Kingdom and potential allies that it will take its defence responsibilities seriously.

29th November 2013
post by David Eiser

Scotland’s Future describes an ambitious vision for tax and welfare policy in an independent Scotland.

27th November 2013
post by Scott Blinder

The White Paper promises a change in the direction of travel in migration policy.

27th November 2013
post by Sheila Riddell

It is interesting to note that many of the issues arising in the context of higher education reflect wider policy concerns, and centre on the relationship between Scotland, the UK, Europe and other nations.

27th November 2013
post by John Curtice

To have a prospect of being a ‘game changer’, at least so far as the balance of public opinion is concerned, the independence White Paper needed to have hit two buttons.

27th November 2013
post by Nicola McEwen

Dr Nicola McEwen, ESRC Senior Scotland Fellow and Director of Public Policy, Edinburgh Academy of Government, assesses the White Paper's prospectus for shared cross-border arrangements after independence.

27th November 2013
post by David Phillips

Designing an appropriate system of benefits and social protection is an important task for any modern state.


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