Posts by James Stafford

James Stafford, Doctoral Student at Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Social democracy and Scottish independence

James Stafford

The ‘radical’ proponents of Scottish independence dramatically overstated its potential to transform Britain’s broken political economy Throughout the debate surrounding Scottish independence, social democratic defenders of the Union suffered from what Ben Jackson has described as ‘cognitive dissonance’.  Across many parts of the Yes campaign, powerful arguments were advanced, many of them familiar to readers of this blog, critiquing Britain’s … Continue reading

20 November 2014 by James Stafford
Categories: British growth crisis, Economics, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment Tags: , , ,