James Mitchell

What does Brexit mean for Scottish politics?

All of Scotland’s local authorities voted to stay in the EU, with 62 percent of voters backing Remain. James Mitchell traces support for the EU back in time, explaining that the initially tepid enthusiasm increased considerably as the EU became more closely associated with trade union rights. Nicola Sturgeon has already taken steps to secure continued engagement with the EU, while […]

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It remains open whether the September 2014 referendum will prove ‘historic’ in any meaningful way for most Scots

The referendum on Scottish independence is due to be held in Septtember, however there is still speculation about the way the yes and no campaigns will evolve in the final months. In this article, James Mitchell argues that the extent to which the debate widens beyond the narrow terms it currently inhabits will affect levels of public engagement and ultimately […]

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