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    The decision of the majority of Scots to vote ‘No’ may result in even more radical constitutional change to the UK

The decision of the majority of Scots to vote ‘No’ may result in even more radical constitutional change to the UK

The Scottish independence referendum has opened up the Pandora’s Box of territorial identities, politics and interests in the UK. Do the pro-UK parties really believe that we will initiate and conclusively finalise a proper, thoughtful, consultative process of radical constitutional change within three months? One wonders if Cameron et al were mixing something with their Irn-Bru when they came up […]

September 20th, 2014|Featured|0 Comments|
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    A devolved government for London would be a big step towards rebalancing power in the UK

A devolved government for London would be a big step towards rebalancing power in the UK

In the wake of the Scottish independence referendum, and Cameron’s announcement of a ‘devolution revolution’, Tim Oliver argues for creating a fully devolved government for London. This would not only improve the running of the most important region in the UK, it would go some way towards breaking the problematic link between the politics and government of the UK and […]

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    Experts react to the Scottish referendum result: The Nays have it

Experts react to the Scottish referendum result: The Nays have it

The results of the Scottish independence referendum have come in and the No side won more handily than expected, with 55% of the vote on a remarkable turnout of over 84%. We asked a number of academics to comment on the results and look forward. John Van Reenen sees two major battles ahead, over the European Union and regarding constitutional […]

September 19th, 2014|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Political and constitutional turbulence in the UK looks set to continue to 2020

Political and constitutional turbulence in the UK looks set to continue to 2020

Scotland’s ‘No’ vote solves one acute existential threat to the UK, says Patrick Dunleavy, but only for now. The likely narrow results of the May 2015 general election, plus David Cameron’s promise of another referendum on the UK leaving the European Union in 2017, both promise massive constitutional turbulence between now and 2020. For instance, if the UK votes […]

September 19th, 2014|Featured, Patrick Dunleavy|1 Comment|
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    A new and fair constitutional settlement? Beware of constitutional hyper-activism

A new and fair constitutional settlement? Beware of constitutional hyper-activism

The Flower of Scotland may well be blooming but a number of thorny issues face the Prime Minister and the leaders of the main parties in the UK, writes Matthew Flinders. The Prime Minister’s commitment to a ‘new and fair constitutional settlement’ not just for Scotland but for the whole of the United Kingdom may well reflect the need […]

September 19th, 2014|Featured, Matt Flinders|2 Comments|

Scottish independence referendum results

It’s official, Scotland has decided to remain part of the United Kingdom! Thanks for everyone who stayed up and followed our live blog last night. Below is a map showing the results for each local authority area.

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    Final Scottish referendum analysis: How the vote might play out

Final Scottish referendum analysis: How the vote might play out

With the close of polls rapidly approaching, how is this evening likely to develop? The question everyone want an answer for is the final result, but it will be a long period between the first results come in and the final declaration, estimated to be in between 6 and 7 tomorrow morning. Carl Cullinane seeks to explore what might happen in between.

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    Spain is unlikely to veto an independent Scotland’s EU membership

Spain is unlikely to veto an independent Scotland’s EU membership

If Scotland votes to become independent on 18 September then it will seek to become a member state of the European Union. However some commentators have raised the question of whether Spain might seek to veto Scotland’s membership or impose concessions on the country to avoid setting a precedent for Catalonia. Dani Cetrà writes that it is unlikely Spain […]

September 18th, 2014|Europp|0 Comments|

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