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Is Small Always Beautiful?
The recent report by the Growth Commission contains some interesting ideas, says Michael Keating, but also makes some problematic assumptions.
The report of the S
Comparing Scotland and Catalonia's bid for independence
Although there are apparent similarities between the Scottish and Catalan independence movements, the differences, argues Dr Daniel Cetrà, are profound.
It is tem
Playing Politics in Three Dimensions
At one time, Scottish politics, like those elsewhere in Great Britain, divided rather clearly on the left-right axis, with elections disputed between Labour and the Conservatives.
Please Gamble Responsibly
Nicola Sturgeon’s letter of 31 March 2017 to Theresa May stated that ‘the Scottish Parliament has now determined by a clear majority that there should be an independence referendum’.
Yes and No Have Questions to Answer
In the event of another independence campaign, says Ailsa Henderson, both sides will need to find some answers.
The First Minister’s announcement that the SNP gov
Debating Scotland's Unions
Brexit poses a considerable challenge to both sides in the Scottish indeopendence debate, says Michael Keating, as the demand to take back sovereignty requires us to say where it comes back t
Getting Out of EU or UK Purgatory
Richard Parry considers the nature of the Brexit vision outlined by Theresa May on 17 January 2017 and the implications for Scotland.
Over the years the EU has de
Scottish independence back in play after Brexit shock – with a note of caution
The clear difference between Scotland's Remain vote and the preference south of the border has rekindled the independence debate but, says Craig McAngus, all is not entirely straightforward f
How Brexit could open up new constituency of support for independence among middle-class Scots
Brexit may open a new constituency of support for Scottish independence but, says Nicola McEwen, the implications of the change for independence are about far more than political arithmetic.
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