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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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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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The SNP Depute leadership contest

The public could be excused for being unaware that the SNP is currently electing a new depute leader. Past SNP leadership contests have been significant events when the party has confronted major choices in strategy and style. But this is … Continue reading

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BREXIT and local government

  James Mitchell     Efforts during the EU referendum to put a figure on how much policy emanates from Brussels provoked wry smiles in local government. Measuring the impact on UK domestic policy, including local government, is not an … Continue reading

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