Monthly Archives: September 2015

State of the Nation – Local Government

By Professor James Mitchell This briefing is republished from LGiU Scotland which launched on 30thSeptember. LGiU Scotland is a new policy information service dedicated to local government across Scotland. It provides briefings and daily news updates and you can currently sign up for free on … Continue reading

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Empowering people after the referendum

This was a presentation delivered by James Mitchell at a recent conference on ‘Diversity, Citizenship and Identity in the UK 2015 and beyond’ in Glasgow City Council. The conference was organised by BEMIS, the national umbrella group supporting the development … Continue reading

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Indy Ref 2 – Leadership requires something bolder and clearer

By Professor James Mitchell Recent polls have suggested that a clear majority now supports Scottish independence. This conforms with polls taken during the referendum suggesting that support would rise if the Conservatives were returned. If Labour continues to suffer internal … Continue reading

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A blow to the Scottish Government’s quest for a minimum alcohol price?

By Daniel Kenealy An Advocate-General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) yesterday issued an opinion on the proposal by the Scottish Government to introduce a minimum price per unit (MPU) for alcohol. The entire opinion … Continue reading

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