Posts by Paul Sutton

Paul Sutton, Emeritus Reader in Politics, University of Hull

Scotch mist: Brexit and independence

Paul Sutton

The SNP is using the uncertainty caused by Brexit to remake the case for independence – yet the warning signs about Scotland’s economy should already be on In her recent SPERI Annual Lecture Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), cited a report by Strathclyde University’s Fraser of Allander Institute which estimated that … Continue reading

24 November 2016 by Paul Sutton
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Independence by increments’

Paul Sutton

The SNP still pushes ‘full fiscal autonomy’ even though this will make Scotland worse off financially The Scotland Bill to provide greater powers to the Scottish Parliament is currently before the House of Commons.  It is the product generally of the final stages of the Scottish independence referendum, when the leaders of the UK Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties … Continue reading

5 August 2015 by Paul Sutton
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Where now for Scottish devolution?

Paul Sutton

A number of distinct formats are on the table, all different from federalism The votes are now in and Scotland has decided against independence. But the issues that prompted the referendum have not gone away. Instead, they have been recast in the form of devolution and federalism – for Scotland and the rest of the UK. On these questions the … Continue reading

22 September 2014 by Paul Sutton
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