Monthly Archives: June 2015

Federalism: thick file of thin responses

By Professor James Mitchell The original Scottish Home Rule Association (SHRA) was established a month after Gladstone introduced his 1886 Irish Home Rule Bill. Despite its name, the SHRA was a campaign for some form of federalism. Charles Waddie, SHRA … Continue reading

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The UK’s coming EU referendum (2 of 2)

By Daniel Kenealy For the first part of this post click here. In the second part of this post on the coming EU referendum I turn my attention to the Scottish dimension of the issue. At the committee meeting on Thursday, we … Continue reading

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The UK’s coming EU referendum (1 of 2) …

By Daniel Kenealy On Thursday I gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee on the forthcoming EU referendum. My written evidence is available here. Reflecting on the session itself, I’d briefly make the following points. A sliding scale … Continue reading

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Quietly Tony Lloyd has been appointed Greater Manchester’s first mayor, but significant challenges lie ahead

By Daniel Kenealy Last Friday Tony Lloyd became the first Mayor of Greater Manchester. There were no public debates or hustings. The electorate consisted of ten people, the leaders of the local authorities that comprise Greater Manchester. After two hours … Continue reading

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