Jim Gallagher

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    The SNP after GE2017: the biggest party, the biggest vote share, and the biggest losers

The SNP after GE2017: the biggest party, the biggest vote share, and the biggest losers

GE2017 in Scotland has shown that Labour is back in business, and that an SNP majority in 2021 Scottish Parliament elections is unlikely. Yet although a second referendum on independence being out of the picture may simplify Brexit, the change in power dynamics will have broader implications. Jim Gallagher explains.

In politics, winners can often be the losers. That’s just […]

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    In order to sustain itself, the UK must become a new and different Union

In order to sustain itself, the UK must become a new and different Union

Jim Gallagher reflects on what the Scotland Bill tells us about the Scotland-UK relationship and devolution more broadly. He argues that the Bill presents a challenge to the unwritten constitution, and that now is the time to clarify and codify the territorial aspects to make a statement about how and why the Union hangs together.

The Scotland Bill calls […]