‘Five Years, that’s all we’ve got’: the Scottish election and challenges for the new Parliament

Ken Gibb, Policy Scotland Director Reposted from ‘Brick by Brick’ The views expressed do not reflect those of Policy Scotland or the University of Glasgow. Last month, the Additional Member System reasserted itself and ended majority government (just). The SNP continue in power but as a minority administration (just). One consequence expected from this turn…

Leave or Remain: the Economics of Brexit

Professor David Bell Thursday 9th June 2016, 3-5pm – Wolfson Medical School, The Hugh Fraser Seminar Room 2, The University of Glasgow Professor David Bell, who has written extensively on the economics of constitutional change and the Scottish economy, has interesting evidence to share on the economic issues associated with Brexit. Come and hear him…

Policy Referendums and Buses Come in Twos

By Jim Gallagher Jim Gallagher is a guest contributor for Policy Scotland, the views expressed in this post do not reflect the opinions of Policy Scotland or the University of Glasgow.  Referendums and buses come in twos, and the second one is surprisingly like the first. The Euro referendum resembles the Scottish in disconcerting ways. The Leave camp have borrowed the…

Why the EU Matters for Our Universities

Anton Muscatelli Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, writing in a personal capacity and the views expressed do not reflect those of Policy Scotland or the University of Glasgow.     Universities in Scotland and the UK benefit massively from our membership of the EU. The evidence is unequivocal.   Scotland’s universities receive…

EVENT : Refugees Are Welcome Here! – Solidarity From Scotland to Greece and to Refugees Everywhere

When: Tuesday 29th September Time: 19:00-21:00 Where: Sir Charles Wilson Building, University of Glasgow Public meeting called by Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) Scottish Refugee Council Positive Action in Housing Scottish Trades Union Congress Afghan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy Scottish Catholic Justice and Peace Commission A…