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ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Seminar Series: Brussels

The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis.

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The Political Quarterly, Volume 87, Issue 2

In the 1975 referendum England provided the strongest support for European integration, with a much smaller margin for membership in Scotland and Northern Ireland. By 2015 the rank order of ‘national’ attitudes to European integration had reversed.

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Evidence to the House of Commons Procedure Committee, submitted 21 April 2016
This paper, by Prof Michael Kenny and Daniel Gover, was submitted as writtren evidence to the House of Commons Procedure Committee inquiry into English Votes for English Laws (EVEL).
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ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Seminar Series: Edinburgh

The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis.

Among the matters covered were:

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ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Seminar Series: Newcastle

The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis.

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ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Seminar Series: Liverpool

The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis.

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ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Seminar Series: Aberdeen

The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis.

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ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Seminar Series: Sheffield

The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis.

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This paper was submitted to, and published by, the House of Commons Business, Innovations and Skills Committee as part of its inquiry into business attitudes to the EU referendum, 26 April 2016

It has been suggested that, with some notable exceptions, business reaction to the prospect of a UK withdrawal from the EU is determined to a large degree by the size of the company concerned. Such suggestions, however, obscure other more explanatory factors.

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Scottish Economic and Fiscal Studies
New analysis by Prof David Bell, a CCC Fellow based at the University of Stirling, has concluded that those benefits newly devolved under the Scotland Act 2016, “are typically older, more likely to be single following the death of a partner, not in employment and heavily dependent on benefits a
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