Poster for Constitutional Debate

Constitutional Debates: Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot

21 January 2021 | 17:00–18:00

John Lloyd’s book Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot presents 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.

There will be time for questions following the discussion. Questions are welcome in advance and during the event. You can submit these via email or by including this in the order form on Eventbrite.

This event will take place on Collaborate. A link to join will be sent to attendee prior to the event.

Please note that this event will be recorded and the footage made available via YouTube following the session.