Reports & Briefings

Study: Uncertain Post-Brexit Future for Farmers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 
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September 2017

The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has major consequences for the transport, logistics and supply chain sector.

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Neuropolitics Research Lab - Report June 2017

This work is produced by researchers at the Neuropolitics Research Lab, School of Social and Political Science and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.

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David Bell, Stirling Management School - February 2017

Since the EU referendum, the post-Brexit future for agricultural, regional and rural policies in the UK have been hotly debated. Few of these debates have taken account of the role of the devolved governments in relation to these policies.

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Second Report on the 2016-17 Fiscal Framework Negotiations for Wales - December 2016

This is the second in a series of reports by researchers from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre and the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the 2016-17 Fiscal Framework Negotiations for Wales.

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Friends of Europe Discussion Paper by Kirsty Hughes - Winter 2016

On 23 June, the UK as a whole voted to leave the EU, but the majority of voters in Scotland opted for Remain. Scotland now faces a choice, and soon: 'hard Brexit' within the UK, independence in the EU, or a special deal that gives Scotland individual membership of the single market.

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By Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny, November 2016

Recent political developments have focused attention on the ‘English Question’.

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PSA and the UK in a Changing Europe - 2 November 2016

The PSA and the UK in a Changing Europe have today (2 November 2016) launched a comprehensive report looking at the processes and challenges ahead in the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

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Summary: This document explains how Northern Ireland and Scotland should and could stay within the European Union while remaining inside the United Kingdom; why this proposal need not prevent and may in fact facilitate England and Wales in leaving the EU; and why this compromise proposal is in
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In less than a week, the British public will vote in the EU ‘in-out’ referendum on whether to remain or to leave the European Union. It is a decision that will have profound consequences for generations to come.

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