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14th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Marco Biagi, Yale University, on the General Election result and how in any other election 35 MPs would have been a magnificent result for the Scottish National Party.

13th June 2017
post by Alan Convery

Alan Convery discusses how Tories should celebrate in Scotland and then think of the Union.

12th June 2017
post by Lindsay Paterson

A series of UK General Election 2017 blogs by The Academy of Government on the theme of ‘What next….?’ The opening blog by Lindsay Paterson reflects on evidence-based political debate

12th June 2017
post by David McCrone

David McCrone on the vulnerability of the current UK Conservative government, faced with negotiating Brexit. Be careful what you wish for next time around...

12th June 2017
post by Anthony Salamone

The outcome of a hung parliament from the UK’s 2017 general election could have a significant impact on the shape of Brexit, writes Anthony Salamone.

9th June 2017
post by Richard Parry

Richard Parry assesses the implications of the GE2017 result for Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon

7th June 2017
post by David McCrone

The party of Union may well end up its gravedigger, says David McCrone, if the battle for independence settles down to a long war between ‘progressive’ Scotland and ‘reactionary’ England with a right-wing government at Westminster coupled with a Scottish Tory outlier and cheer-leader.

1st June 2017
post by Ailsa Henderson

As polling companies try out different methodologies in the light of recent reviews of their practices, Ailsa Henderson explains how they determine who is likely to vote.


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