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Does the SNP now have a mandate for #Indyref2? Expert comment

"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.

A bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland - Professor Wanda Lewis comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described the idea of a bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland as a "very interesting idea", as government officials have stared working into the possibility.

Professor Wanda Lewis, a structural engineer from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick analyses the possibility of the bridge becoming a reality.

'SNP have calculated conditions are right to revisit independence' - Dr Alex Smith

"The SNP have calculated conditions are right to revisit the question of Scottish independence sooner rather than later", argues Dr Alex Smith, a Scottish politics expert from the University of Warwick's Department of Sociology.

Mon 27 Jul 2015, 10:24 | Tags: Scotland, Politics, Current Affairs

“Sturgeon’s making history, but there’s little room for complacency” – Dr Alex Smith

"An electrifying new chapter now begins for Scotland," says Dr Alex Smith, a sociologist from The University of Warwick and an expert on Scottish politics. "Following Alex Salmond's resignation as both First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon - his Deputy First Minister - steps forward and takes on the leadership of her party with its rank and file firmly united behind her.

Dr Gabriel Glickman - No campign needs to swiftly find a way of countering negativity

Dr Gabriel Glickman of the University of Warwick's Department of History argues: Images of domineering English imperialists or scrounging Scots unable to stand on their own two feet have been with us for centuries, and they have pockmarked this campaign. But the ‘no’ campaigners need to show that this is at best a partial view of British history.

Wed 17 Sep 2014, 13:11 | Tags: Scotland, Britain, Current Affairs, History

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