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New report reveals Brexit identities stronger than party identities

The UK is increasingly polarised by Brexit identities and they seem to have become stronger than party identities, a new academic report finds.
 
Only one in 16 people did not have a Brexit identity, while more than one in five said they had no party identity.
 
Sir John Curtice’s latest analysis of public opinion on a further referendum finds there has been no decisive shift in favour of another referendum.
 

Pat Cox Joins CCC Advisory Board

Pat CoxThe Centre has welcomed Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament (2002-2004), as new member to its advisory board.

Six months to Brexit day

UK in a Changing Europe marked 6 months to Brexit on Saturday 29th September with a video and 2 reports.

Countdown to Brexit video – http://ukandeu.ac.uk/multimedia/countdown-to-brexit/

Report: Scotland Will Struggle to Compete for Migrant Workers

New research conducted by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow suggests that a post-Brexit Scotland is likely to find itself losing out on much-needed low-skilled migrant labour from the European Economic Area (EEA) to English-speaking countries such as North America, Australia, and to countries within the EEA.

Call for Abstracts - Majority Nationalism in Plurinational States: Responding to Challenges from Above and Below

globe25 - 27 February 2019

Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh

Chairs:

Dr Daniel Cetrà, Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Aberdeen

Dr Coree Brown Swan, Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh

Europe and Northern Ireland's Future, book launch

The implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland are profound, given its history and geographical position as a land border with the European Union. Four decades of sectarian violence have been replaced by a period of sustained peace, economic growth and development, yet the trenchant political divide remains. The ongoing fractious relations within the Northern Irish Assembly threaten to derail any hope the region might have on influencing the discussion and direction of the Brexit negotiations.

Tribute: Professor Elizabeth Meehan (1947-2018)

Elizabeth MeehanProfessor Elizabeth Meehan (Emerita Professor, The Queen’s University Belfast) made an outstanding contribution to political science, particularly around the study of constitutional politics, citizenship, gender and politics, and the study of Northern Ireland politics and British-Irish relations.

Job vacancy - Communications and Policy Engagement Officer

Full details on The University of Edinburgh jobs website:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/jobs

Ref. 042431

You will lead the communications and policy engagement activities of the Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC), developing and implementing a strategy to ensure maximum impact and uptake of the Centre’s research and creating and identifying opportunities to promote the Centre's expertise to a broad range of audiences.

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