Craig McAngus

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Dr
Craig
McAngus
Job Title: 
Lecturer
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University of Aberdeen
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Craig was part of a project looking at how Scotland could become more gender equal, focussing specifically on care policy.  His other research interests include political parties, elections, electoral behaviour and territorial politics.

Project Job Role: 
Policy Challenges and the Future of Scotland, Centre on Constitutional Change

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The question of Scottish independence has taken centre stage in the public debate since the Brexit vote. England and Wales have voted to leave the EU, but Scotland and Northern Ireland have voted to remain. Together with this differing outcome, the absence of a post-referendum plan – and of any sign... Read more
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The clear difference between Scotland's Remain vote and the preference south of the border has rekindled the independence debate but, says Craig McAngus, all is not entirely straightforward for the SNP.   One question that was omnipresent in the EU referendum debate referred to Scotland: what would... Read more
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The assumption that Scotland is a left-wing country and, perhaps more importantly, more left-wing than England is one that pervades discussion of Scottish politics. Of course, Scottish politics has been dominated by parties on the left since the 1980s, and elite political discourse in Scotland is a... Read more
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Could a Corbyn victory win former Scottish Labour voters back from the SNP? Craig McAngus suggests that they may agree with him on many issues but the constitution would remain a sticking point.  Suggestions that Jeremy Corbyn is ahead in the race for UK Labour’s leadership raise some interesting qu... Read more
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The Conservatives rejection of devolved top ups for welfare payments isn't a breach of the Smith Agreement, says Craig McAngus, but it certainly seems to throw away the party's own Strathclyde Commission report.    Scottish National Party MPs tabled a number of amendments to the Scotland Bill curren... Read more
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Craig McAngus looks at how the SNP has to both protest and oppose, and this won’t be an easy balancing act. This post orignally appeared on Holyrood. The SNP’s result at the General Election was nothing short of astounding. Despite being on the losing side of the referendum, the party has become a w... Read more
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The SNP have swept the electoral map in Scottish, winning all but three seats. With a Conservative government south of the border, Craig McAngus argues that the ‘significant change’ threshold put on another referendum by the SNP may now have been breached. This article originally appeared on LSE Bri... Read more
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The election of a significantly larger number of SNP MPs may open old discussions within the party about the strategy to achieve independence. Craig McAngus considers the tensions within the party, where they came from and where they’re going next. Apart from the decision to change party policy and... Read more
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Craig McAngus looks at how the SNP would manage the opportunity of a large Westminster presence, should that be what Scotland votes for, and how it's likely to be one of Sturgeon’s biggest challenges. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. With the launch of the long-awaited Scottish Nat... Read more
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What do welfare proposals in the SNP manifesto mean? Craig McAngus investigates. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. The SNP’s 2015 manifesto devotes significant space to welfare. The future of the welfare state was a very important issue in the Scottish referendum campaign, with the... Read more
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  • 16th November 2018

    What has been presented as an endgame is really just the beginning of the process and what is being described as the 'transition' or 'implementation' period, says Michael Keating, is really the time in which the real negotiation of what Brexit means will take place.

  • 15th November 2018

    With the politics of the process changing almost by the minute, Richard Parry assesses the ‘stable text’ of the Brexit agreement.

  • 15th November 2018

    As the DUP position shifts and Threatens Theresa May's working majority, Jonathan Evershed assesses the scope and limits of Unionist resistance to the Brexit backstop.

  • 15th November 2018

    Professor Michael Kenny and Jack Sheldon discuss a new report from the Centre on Constitutional Change and the Bennett Institute offering a comprehensive analysis of the weaknesses that bedevil the machinery for relations between the UK government and the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Over the coming weeks, we will highlight some of the findings and recommendations.

  • 13th November 2018

    Experts from the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge have called for far-reaching reforms to the UK’s system of intergovernmental relations (IGR). The report, Reforming Intergovernmental Relations in the United Kingdom, provides the framework for a new system of intergovernmental machinery built around principles of respect, transparency and accountability.

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