Posts by Coree Brown Swan

Dr. Coree Brown Swan introduces our new weekly blog series which reflects on the past decades of devolution and examines what we might expect to see in the coming years in all parts of the United Kingdom and across a wide range of policy areas.   This year, the United Kingdom’s devolution... Read more
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For months, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to provide more information on another independence referendum, as soon as the timing and form of Brexit becomes clear. With little forthcoming on the Brexit front, Sturgeon faced pressure within her own party and more broadly to set... Read more
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Although the N-VA has insisted it left the Belgian government to pursue ’principled opposition’ those principle are, says Coree Brown Swan, at the very least informed by a strategy that allows it to maintain policy influence from outside government while countering the electoral threat posed by a... Read more
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The highly-anticipated publication of 'Scotland: A New Case for Optimism' outlines the new economic case for independence but, asks Coree Brown-Swan, it remains to be seen whether this will prompt a constructive debate by Unionists and Nationalists alike about some of Scotland's economic woes.  A... Read more
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Recent political developments have focused attention on the ‘English Question’. In response to the 2014 Scottish referendum result, the UK government initiated a procedural reform in the House of Commons known as ‘English Votes for English Laws’ (EVEL), which was formally adopted in October 2015.... Read more
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In a special series, we’ll be gathering together a team of experts from the Centre on Constitutional Change and beyond to answer your questions about Article 50, the High Court ruling, and what happens next. The Supreme Court will begin hearing the Article 50 (Miller and Others) case on Monday, 5... Read more
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On our blog, fellows and friends of the centre reflect on ongoing Brexit debates, implications for party politics, and the prospect of Indyref2. Michael Keating addresses the question of whether Scotland and Northern Ireland can remain within the single market and within the UK union, concluding... Read more
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I’m often asked to speak to groups of visiting international students about Scotland’s referendum process – providing them with a primer on the Scottish political system, how the referendum came about, and how we, as academics, understand and explain these results. Once they get over their... Read more
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Coree Brown, rounds-up The Smith Commission responses from our experts. Last Thursday, the Smith Commission report was released. Our experts responded to the proposals made in the 28 page report. Michael Keating described the report as ‘not, by any definition, devo-max nor what Gordon Brown... Read more
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John Curtice from What Scotland Thinks on who voted yes and who voted no. One of the common features of political polling is that while a plethora appear in advance of an election or a referendum, nobody bothers to conduct a poll afterwards. For newspapers, the most common commissioners, polls are... Read more
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