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Judging by the referendum result, it may seem obvious that Scots are more European than their neighbours to the south but, says David McCrone, the binary choice in a referendum masks a more complex picture. 
 
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A pattern is emerging post-Brexit: it’s the women who are stepping forward, as male political leaders resign from the enormous task of taking Britain out of the EU. Prof Susan Murphy says that such a development should come as no surprise.
 
"Leadership required for G7 nation in crisis; will the women please step in?"
 
This is not an advert that you’re likely to see in the job pages of The Economist, but at the rate that unlikely scenarios are taking hold of real British politics, one is left to wonder. 
 
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In a piece originally published by the Local Govt Information Unit, Professor James Mitchell reflects on the implications of Brexit for local government. 

Efforts during the EU referendum to put a figure on how much policy emanates from Brussels provoked wry smiles in local government. Measuring the impact on UK domestic policy, including local government, is not an exact science and counting pieces of legislation does not offer a serious understanding of the impact and nature of the EU.

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In this extended blog, Prof Michael Keating considers Scotland's options for remaining in the EU - economically, politically or both. 
 
In 2014 Scotland voted by 55 per cent to stay in the United Kingdom. Now it has voted by a larger margin (62 per cent) to stay in the European Union. It cannot, it seems, remain in both and must choose. Scottish politicians, however, have not rushed to demand independence in Europe but are taking time to work through the options.
 
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