Constitutional Debates: Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot 

John Lloyd's 'Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot', a strong critique of Scottish independence, arguing that the ending of financial support from the UK would lead to large-scale cuts in public services.

On the other hand, Andrew Wilson's report as chair of the Sustainable Growth Commission, Scotland - The New Case for Optimism, argued that an independent Scotland could prosper.

Join us for a discussion of Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot with John Lloyd, Andrew Wilson and chair, Kezia Dugdale.

  • John Lloyd is contributing editor for the Financial Times.
  • Andrew Wilson, an economist, is a former MSP, and is now as a strategic adviser to businesses, charities and other organisations.
  • Kezia Dugdale is Director of the John Smith Centre for Public Service at the University of Glasgow and a former MSP and leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

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Past events 

10 December 2020 Covid-19 and the future of devolution in England

28 October 2020 Referendum without Consent? Insights from Catalonia

23 September 2020 UK and the Internal Market - implications for devolution and the Union 

6 August 2020 Brexit and the Borders - the Northern Ireland Protocol 

24 June 2020  Brexit - where are we heading now? 

26 June 2019  "Benelux Britain".  A talk by Adam Price AM, Leader of Plaid Cymru

28 January 2019  Brexit: What Now? What Next? Watch the highlights on Wakelet.

Holding Scottish Parliament Elections During the Pandemic: What to Expect?

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Issues of Sovereignty: Redefining Politics in Scotland