Daniel Kenealy

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    How should the UK respond to the attacks in Syria? For a weakened PM, there are no easy options

How should the UK respond to the attacks in Syria? For a weakened PM, there are no easy options

Following the suspected chemical attacks in Syria, the question of whether Britain should join any missile strike action in the region alongside the US and France has been raised. Daniel Kenealy considers whether parliament would support such action if asked, and how Theresa May could avoid domestic political fallout if the matter is not put to a vote after […]

Scottish Labour face a multitude of problems

Scottish Labour is in disarray following the general election, having lost 40 of its seats in the country. In this article, Daniel Kenealy outlines what the party must do to rebound: organisationally, the party has to re-energise at a grass-root level; On presentation, Scottish Labour needs to cultivate a new generation of political talent; and substantively, it needs to be bolder on a whole range of […]

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    The people think it’s good to talk about how they are governed

The people think it’s good to talk about how they are governed

Underestimating the public’s interest in being involved in discussions about the UK’s constitutional future is a mistake, find Jan Eichhorn and Daniel Kenealy in a wide-ranging survey. Moreover, when asked how decisions should be made about how England should be governed, the most popular option in all regions of England was to hold a referendum. 
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    The EU issue is not one that appears to be decisive in the formation of people’s views on Scottish independence

The EU issue is not one that appears to be decisive in the formation of people’s views on Scottish independence

Scotland’s debate on its constitutional future has frequently focused on its future role within the EU. Despite uncertainty about the precise terms of an independent Scotland’s EU membership we show that the issue is not one that divides ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ voters. Furthermore, recent years have shown a marked rise in sceptical attitudes toward the EU in Scotland, write […]