Scotland's Choices: What Does 'No' Mean?
Publication date: Sep 30, 2013 11:57:00 AM
Oct 16, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: Oct 16, 2013 2:00:00 PM
Location: Council Room, School of Public Policy
Speaker: Jim Gallagher
Constitution Unit Seminar Series
about a year’s time Scotland's voters will make a decision on
independence. If today's polls are to be believed, they are likely to
vote 'No'. But what would that mean in practice? We already know the
status quo is not an option. The Scottish Parliament's powers will be
extended in 2016. But all the major parties are looking at the
possibilities of more devolution still. This seminar will look at the
options, the constraints, and the implications for the rest of the UK Jim
Gallagher is Gwilym Gibbon fellow at Nuffield College Oxford, and a
former Director General for devolution in Whitehall. He was Secretary of
the Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution, and advises, amongst
others, the Labour Party's devolution commission. With Iain Maclean and
Guy Lodge he is the author of Scotland's Choices (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), which sets out the options and the arguments facing the Scottish people.
A light sandwich lunch will be available from 12.30.
Further reading: Scotland: Referendum and independence: A select bibliography
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