What Would a Scottish Constitution Look Like?
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:51:34 +0000
Last week, Stephen Tierney posted an excellent evaluation of the White Paper released by the Scottish Government on “Scotland’s Future”. In his evaluation, Professor Tierney addresses three issues related to the Government’s repeated commitment to write a constitution should Scotland become independent: 1) when will it be finished? 2) what will be in it? and […]
Will Ministers want an EMO?
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:43:24 +0000
Posted on behalf of Professor Robert Hazell Whitehall has a new acronym – the EMO. Not some exotic bird, but Extended Ministerial Offices, first announced by Francis Maude in July. Last week Cabinet Office published guidelines fleshing out the details: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/261358/November_-_EMO_Guidance_to_Departments.pdf EMOs will have three categories of staff: civil servants in the traditional Private Office […]
The Consequences of a “No” Vote: Scotland’s Choices as Seen from Canada
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:40:45 +0000
7th Novemeber 2013 In his recent Constitution Unit seminar, Jim Gallagher walked us through the impact of a win for the “no” side in the Scottish referendum. As the co-author of Scotland’s Choices with Iain McLean and Guy Lodge, Gallagher argues that a “no” vote is not necessarily a vote for the status quo. Instead […]