ESRC fellows assess the possible political and economic implications of Chancellor George Osborne's Edinburgh speech, scheduled for Thursday, 13 February. In the speech, the Chancellor is expected to assess the possibility of a currency union.
On the blog:
- Charlie Jeffery provides a big picture of the speech and the debate that will likely follow.
- Brad MacKay examines how businesses might respond to the speech.
- John Curtice reflects on what impact this may have on the campaigns.
- Christine Bell provides a legal point of view about the implications of pre-negotiations.
- Ahead of the announcement, Angus Armstrong looks at the options facing the Scottish Government should the Chancellor indicate that the United Kingdom would not accept a formal currency union.
From our archives:
- Angus Armstrong reflects on the currency possibilities following the publication of Scotland's Future.
- Scotland's Currency Options, a September 2013 report from the NIESR. The Scottish Independence: The Big Money Question YouTube video provides a summary of the debate.
- John Curtice discusses the real issues of concerns for Scottish voters, noting that the Scottish currency hasn’t been a top priority for them.
This page will be updated as blogs, news, and analysis becomes available.