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Unravelling continues for Scottish Labour

  James Mitchell   Scottish Labour has issued its list of candidates for the June 8th general election.  This is striking for three reasons: it has done so with remarkable efficiency, given the lack of warning that an election was … Continue reading

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Simmering, not boiling

  James Mitchell Academy of Government, University of Edinburgh @ProfJMitchell Where are we at the end of a period described by some as the start of the second independence referendum? We are, in fact, not much further forward than before … Continue reading

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Simmering, not boiling: where are we now with the independence referendum?

James Mitchell Academy of Government, University of Edinburgh @ProfJMitchell Where are we at the end of a period described by some as the start of the second independence referendum? We are, in fact, not much further forward than before First … Continue reading

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NICOLA’S ARMY

James Mitchell Academy of Government, University of Edinburgh @ProfJMitchell The SNP meets once more in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, one of only two conference venues biggest enough to hold an SNP.  The cavernous venue is not favoured by … Continue reading

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BREXIT AND PUBLIC SERVICES

Professor James Mitchell Director, Academy of Government  @ProfJMitchell SUMMARY even without Brexit, public services face a challenging backdrop even without Brexit; public services will continue to be delivered every day against this difficult, resource-demanding Brexit contact; there is a gulf … Continue reading

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Local Government and the EU: the impact of Brexit

Evidence from Professor James Mitchell, Academy of Government, University of Edinburgh to Local Government and Communities Committee, December 14th 2016.   Understanding EU-Local government relations   The European Union, and its antecedents, was insinuated into the activities and responsibilities of … Continue reading

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Heading for the Half-Way House? Scotland after Brexit

by Lesley Riddoch and Paddy Bort The Nordic countries’ experience with their particular relationships with the European Union ranges from full membership (including Euro and Schengen) in the case of Finland to Sweden (outside the Euro), Denmark (outside the Euro, … Continue reading

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