"If the UK Government has to resort to the courts to halt the Scottish Parliament from holding a second referendum, that would speak to the weakness of their democratic case for opposing it. We are in uncharted constitutional territory here and it remains to be seen when – rather than if – a new independence referendum is called." Politics expert Dr Alexander Smith explores whether there is now a mandate for a second independence referendum in Scotland.
Dr Sinem Hidir, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, comments on Labour's loss in Hartlepool.
"Tax nerds were promised a mega "tax day" today, with a number of tax consultations being published together. In principle this looked like a fantastic move. Instead we got a snooze-fest, even by tax standards." Dr Arun Advani, Assistant Professor of Economics and Impact Director, CAGE, reacts to "tax day."
Dr Sinem Hidir, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, comments on today's Labour party campaign launch.
Dr Georg Löfflmann of the Department of Politics and International Relations reflects as the United States marks the inauguration of Joe Biden as President.