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Brexit severely limits the ability of Scottish artists to tour freely in Europe

eu+me – music and the performing arts

Brexit has inflicted incredible damage to Scotland's and the UK's music and performing arts industry. Free movement across borders that allowed major...
Brexit's massive hit to Scotland's food and drink exports

Brexit means bust

Newsnet's research editor looks at the impact of Brexit on Scotland's food and drink industries and there is no end of organisations...
Changing lives challenging poverty

Treating all one parent families fairly

Young single parents under 25 are disadvantaged under UK Government's Universal Credit rules. Whereas before they received the same benefits as a...
Scottish Independence Referendum H of C Briefing paper

Shades of legal grey – Part 4

In the final part of Shades of legal grey Molly Pollock looks at the issues a UK government would face in the event of the will of the people of Scotland being overridden by a political party and government Scotland did not vote for or agree to a dysfunctional and damaging Brexit.
Scottish Independence Referendum H of C Briefing paper

Shades of legal grey Part 3

Molly Pollock in Part 3 notes the impact of Brexit on Scotland's right to hold another independence referendum, alternatives to a section 30 order and implications of Westminster response.
Scottish Independence Referendum H of C Briefing paper

Shades of legal grey – Part 2

Molly Pollock in Part 2 looks at the constitution part of the briefing paper leading to the Edinburgh Agreement and the parts played by both legal and political process, including the vital importance of the SNP majority at the 2011 Holyrood election.
Scottish Independence Referendum H of C Briefing paper

Shades of legal grey – Part 1

Molly Pollock, Newsnet's Research Editor, picks her way through a House of Commons briefing paper that lays out the problematic issues both sides face ahead of the coming Independence referendum. There are multiple shades of legal grey in the complex constitutional structure of the union and how it changes following a successful independence referendum
Cost of Royals 2013 - 2020

In the news: Royal’s pay, ‘Salmond mince’ Gorbachev at 90 and...

A couple of ex-pat royals have been making the news. For an interesting diversion on the story Statista had look at the...
Learning from Iceland to use positives to reshape Scotland's political landscape

Earthquakes in the land of fire and ice and Scotland’s political...

By Russell Bruce A story caught my attention last Friday in the New York Times. For a bit over...
2014 referendum Campaign

It’s all hands up for Nicola Sturgeon, bar Tory voters

This is not connected, well not directly. to a certain Scottish Parliament inquiry. Panelbase carried out a poll in January for Scotland Unhyphenated, an...