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First Minister’s referendum call rivets Scottish constitution workshop

By Alex Benchimol and Philip Schlesinger Two University of Glasgow staff, Dr Alex Benchimol and Professor Philip Schlesinger, recently ran a pair of Royal Society of Edinburgh funded workshops on the press, civil society and constitutional identity in Scotland. Here, they reflect on how real world-politics and academic analysis may coincide. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s…

The European Union flaq with the Union Jack showing through it

Principal warns of Brexit cliff-edge

In a joint event between Policy Scotland and the Stevenson Trust, the Principal of the University of Glasgow Professor Anton Muscatelli gave a major speech on the economic consequences of Brexit last night – which set out the “stark, catastrophic and unavoidable” economic reality of a ‘Cliff-Edge Brexit’, urged the UK Government to take a…

Policy Scotland welcomes senior German MEP

Policy Scotland last week welcomed senior German MEP David McAllister to the University of Glasgow – who gave an insider’s view on how the Brexit process is being viewed in both Brussels and Berlin and offered insight into how the European institutions would approach the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Mr McAllister – who is Chair of…