Category Archives: Scotland

“The UK political situation – not so strong and stable!”

(This pre-election comment was originally published in La Razon, on Thursday 8 June. Read the original article here ) On April 18, the British Prime Minister Theresa May dissolved the Parliament and called snap elections for June 8, supported by the required two-thirds … Continue reading

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Catalonia’s independence referendum: The stage is set for yet another political and legal battle

On 1 October 2017, Catalans will vote in an historic referendum on the secession of Catalonia from the Spanish State. After several years of constitutional wrangling, including a previous attempt to hold an independence referendum, Catalans will be asked ‘Do … Continue reading

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The Snap election and the risk of ‘No Scottish mandate’

On 8 June 2017 voters will be at the polls again. The Prime Minister has called a snap election in order to bolster her plan for Brexit and unite the country. But will another election really unite the country? Highly … Continue reading

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The Saga continues – The UK Supreme Court Ruling on Article 50 and the Evolving Constitutional Crisis in the UK

The wait is finally over. The Supreme Court ruled on 24 January 2017 that ‘by a majority of eight to three … [the] government cannot trigger Article 50 without an Act of Parliament to do so’. Theresa May and ‘Team … Continue reading

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Europe and the Everyday CRN at IPSA World Congress, Poland, 2016.

The UACES CRN ‘Europe and the Everyday’ was strongly represented at the 2016 International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress, held between 23-28 July in Poznan, Poland. Both Drs Simona Guerra and Soeren Keil, two of the network coordinators, presented … Continue reading

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The 2016 Scottish Elections: A Nationalist Victory, A Tory Triumph and A Labour Drubbing.

By Paul Anderson, PhD Candidate in Politics at Canterbury Christ Church University and Comunication’s Officer for the UACES CRN ‘Europe and the Everyday’   On Thursday, 5 May 2016, the Scottish electorate went to the polls to elect the fifth … Continue reading

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A Disunited Kingdom? ‘Brexit’ and the UK’s constitutional landscape

By Paul Anderson, PhD Candidate in Politics at Canterbury Christ Church University The starting pistol has been fired. On the 23 June 2016, the British electorate will go to the polls to vote in a historic referendum on the future membership … Continue reading

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