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.
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.
The Hunter Foundation has teamed up with some of the UK’s leading European scholars to produce a free ebook to answer voters’ questions before the EU referendum on June 23rd.
It has taken the Scottish Conservatives a long time to adjust to life in post-devolution Scotland. In particular, one question has overshadowed and constrained the party’s thinking: what is the appropriate Conservative response to the Scottish Parliament?
"The UK and Scottish Governments have so far failed to agree the new 'fiscal framework' that must accompany the transfer of tax and welfare powers recommended by the Smith Commission and set out in the Scotland Bill.
Federalism in Canada and devolution in the United Kingdom both face emerging challenges. Questions exist over the right level of social solidarity and welfare. There are disputes over fiscal decentralisation and transfers.
As the Scotland Bill continues its journey through Westminster, Prof Nicola McEwen addressed a recent public meeting discussing its progress and implications. These are the slides from that event, organised in association with Democracy Matters and the ESRC.