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VIDEO Between Independence and Union

The constitutional debate has become polarised between support for and opposition to independence. But what are the options between independence and the Union as currently configured?
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A League-Union of the Isles of Britain

With the Welsh government today launching its plans for a national conversation on Wales’ constitutional future, Glyndwr Cennydd Jones asks “If we were offered a hypothetical opportunity to constitute Britain from ‘scratch’ once more today, would we consciously choose the model of a centralised unitary state that we have inherited?” This essay extracted from Whose Wales? The Battle for Welsh Devolution and Nationhood: 1880 to 2020 explores this and other questions.
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Working Towards New Choices on Migration for Scotland

Dr Sarah Kyambi, Director, Migration Policy Scotland writes: "June 30th 2021 marks the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)."
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Brexit: A journey through the archives

Coree Brown Swan goes back into the archives and examines what our experts had to say in the days following the Brexit vote. For five years of analysis on Brexit and constitutional change, visit our Brexit blogs.
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The Brexit vote and the Union: Scotland five years on

CCC Co-Director Professor Nicola McEwen explores the state of the UK Union five years after Brexit. Originally written for UK in a Changing Europe, on the fifth anniversary of the Brexit referendum.
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How Brexit and independence are unusual referendums

Richard Parry discusses how, five years on, the Brexit referendum will influence any future Scottish independence referendum.
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Northern Ireland and Unionism

This summer, we will be revisiting the best research and analysis published by the CCC in recent years. This blog by Jennifer Todd was originally published in January 2020. Unionism has come back to the forefront of politics following the election of the new Conservative government in December 2019.
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Election Reflections: A Good Campaign, a Poor Result

Coree Brown Swan provides a quick reaction piece on how Labour finds itself squeezed between two dominant rivals.
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What happened? Where do we go from here?

Over the coming weeks, academics will respond to the 2021 election results. Today, Richard Parry reflects on the 2021 Holyrood election and what it might mean for the future.