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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >> Margaret Smith, former Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh West. Much was expected of the Lib Dems going into this year’s elections. In Scotland, Willie Rennie confidently told his party’s Spring Conference that they spoke for the majority i... Read more
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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >> Professor Simon Clark, Head of School of Economics, Edinburgh University During the general election campaign remarkably little was said about Brexit, despite Theresa May calling the election in order to strengthen her negotiating hand. So... Read more
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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >> Nasar Meer, Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship, School of Social and Political Science, Edinburgh University “If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white”, so Theresa May told us... Read more
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The UK’s decision to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 has given birth to new political identities, a new report by The UK in a Changing Europe shows. This major report includes contributions from CCC fellows and other leading scholars throughout the UK.    EU Referendum: One year on [PDF], commissioned... Read more
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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >> Margaret Curran, former Labour MSP, MP and Scottish Government Minister Where were you when David Dimbleby read out the result of the exit poll? It was the biggest thrill many in Scottish Labour have had in some time. While the Tories natio... Read more
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Following the election result some pundits have suggested that English votes for English laws might be an obstacle to the government, given its reliance on support from non-English MPs, whilst others have suggested the procedures might provide the government with an enhanced English majority. In thi... Read more
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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >>Sarah Childs is Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol.  She tweets @profsarahchilds / Meryl Kenny is Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh.  She tweets @merylkenny / Jessica Smith is a PhD stu... Read more
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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >> This is the third blog in the series ‘What next for…’ following the UK General Election 2017. Marco Biagi was SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central, 2011-16 and served as Minister for Local Government and Communities, 2014-16. He is currently compl... Read more
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Guest blog by Dr. Alistair Clark, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Newcastle University. Amid all the spin and recriminations about the results of the Scottish local elections, one story has barely been touched upon. This is that despite all the pessimism about participation, turnout for the council c... Read more
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The Centre's Asscoaite Director, Prof Nicola McEwen, has received an award recognising excellence in public engagement.    CCC Associate Director, Professor Nicola McEwen, has been awarded the Political Studies Association’s (PSA) prestigious Public Understanding of Politics Award.    The award was... Read more
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