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Can new powers for Scotland really be delivered within promised timescale?

Can new powers for Scotland really be delivered within promised timescale? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lord Smith of Kelvin’s task of steering the commission for more Scottish devolution is set to a timescale that makes his job chairing the organising committee of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games look like child’s play.

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Article author Malcolm Harvey receives funding from the Economic and Social Research Council for his position as a researcher for the Centre on Constitutional Change.

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Where the big arguments for devolution are heading

"A recent survey by the British Election Study suggests 74% of voters want some or a lot more devolution. Only 35% of them are Yes supporters.  57% of No voters actually want more devolution and 50% of all voters believe it will happen if No wins. This is a rising tide the pro-Union parties are desperate to harness."

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The article quotes a survey from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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England weighs heavily in UK's path to devolution

England weighs heavily in UK's path to devolution | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A devolved union will be difficult to realize in a country that is highly centralized and whose economy is dominated by one region.
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This article mentions a recent paper by the ESRC-funded National Institute of Economic and Social Research.


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