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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…


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Working with Holyrood

By Professor Ken Gibb, Director of Policy Scotland  The clue is in the name – Policy Scotland naturally aspires to bring academics and policymakers, including legislators and ministers together. We want to know what they are interested in and we also want to let them know about important and high quality policy-related research and evidence…

November 25 News Digest

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 putting the UK Government’s focus…


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

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 tell you about one of…