Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Autumn Statement made by the Chancellor has been the main focus of UK politics this week – drawing ire from opposition parties as revealing a “Brexit bombshell” of slower economic growth, higher borrowing and higher debt – but with a series of interesting announcements impacting on Scotland.   Claiming to be […]

November 25 News Digest

FREEDOM of movement is one of four freedoms of the single market (with goods, services and capital) that the UK did so much to promote a generation ago. The Government appears determined to bargain some freedom of movement for some access to the single market. There is, however, no calculus […]

The economic and social necessity of freedom of movement

By Professor Anton Muscatelli, writing ahead of an expert panel discussion on Brexit on Friday 18th November, hosted by Policy Scotland in association with the Conversation Nearly six months after the UK’s vote to leave the EU, the path to Brexit is still uncharted. All we know is that because […]

The path to Brexit is still uncharted

By Dr Margaret Craig, GP in Possilpark and Springburn, Glasgow – consulted by scriptwriter, Paul Laverty, during the development of ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Critics of ‘I, Daniel Blake’, the latest film of Ken Loach and Paul Laverty, have attempted to dismiss it as unrealistic.  If only it were. Let me […]

I, Daniel Blake ‘an accurate representation of austerity Britain’

  Text of a lecture given by Josef Konvitz at University of Glasgow as part of the Policy Scotland Lecture Series 2016-17 on November 7th 2016. There are many paradoxes about BREXIT. The advocates of BREXIT attacked the EU and especially the Eurozone for failure to remedy the causes of […]

After the Event: Josef Konvitz – Brexit and Freedom of ...

Countdown to Brexit: where next for UK and Europe? Date: Friday 18 November 2016 Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow Doors open: 5.30pm Event begins: 6.30pm Event ends: 7.45pm The Policy Scotland Brexit series continues with a panel of leading experts discussing the threats and opportunities of Brexit, presented in partnership with The Conversation. […]

Countdown to Brexit: where next for UK and Europe?

By Dr Sharon Wright, University of Glasgow and co-investigator, Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions. Support and Behaviour Change research project The social security system has been one of the most contentious issues of political debate in recent years – with the U.K. Government’s controversial changes to welfare standing in stark contrast with […]

Research shows sanctions regime failing by even its own standards