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Pro-Union campaign warned to keep it positive

Pro-Union campaign warned  to keep it positive | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
PRO-UK campaigners have been warned not to
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Professor Michael Keating from the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change gives his perspective in this article.

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Warning of cuts or tax rises to pay for Yes vote promises

Warning of cuts or tax rises to pay for Yes vote promises | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
AN independent Scotland faces higher tax hikes or deeper spending cuts to pay for the SNP Government's flagship
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The IFS' updated figures on Scotland's finances feature in this article. 

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09/06/2014, Morning Call - BBC Radio Scotland

09/06/2014, Morning Call - BBC Radio Scotland | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
With 100 days until the referendum, Louise White asks what questions listeners still have.
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Nicola McEwen from our ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change was an expert guest on a Morning Call marking 100 days to the referendum. She can be heard in the programme from around 58 mins in. 

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Poll: Young voters 'engaging extensively' with referendum debate

Poll: Young voters 'engaging extensively' with referendum debate | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Almost three-quarters of 16 and 17-year-olds say they are likely to vote in September.
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You can find out more about our Young People Survey here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/young-peoples-independence-referendum-intentions-narrow

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Find out more about the Young People Survey, organised by the Future of the UK and Scotland programme, funded by ESRC.
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More young people to vote Yes as heat on Salmond over costs

More young people to vote Yes as heat on Salmond over costs | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE number of 16 and 17-year-olds planning to vote Yes in the referendum has risen sharply in the past year, but a substantial majority still oppose independence.
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The AQMeN team's young people survey is the basis of this article. Rad more here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/young-peoples-independence-referendum-intentions-narrow

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How to make your indyref point on social media

How to make your indyref point on social media | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A "NETIQUETTE" guide to discussing independence on social media has been drawn up by researchers in a bid to help raise the standard of debate on the referendum.
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Mark Shephard's guide to getting involved in the online debate features in this Herald article, as does his forthcoming TEDxGlasgow presentation. You can read his guide here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/dos-and-donts-guide-getting-involved-online-referendum-debate

 

 

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Experts examine latest fiscal cases

Experts examine latest fiscal cases | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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David Bell from our University of Stirling team is quoted here on HM Treasury and Scottish Government papers on Scotland's financial prospects.

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Immigration: How would ‘Yes’ vote affect Scotland’s relationship with UK and Europe?

Immigration: How would ‘Yes’ vote affect Scotland’s relationship with UK and Europe? | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Immigration: How would ‘Yes’ vote affect Scotland’s relationship with UK and Europe?
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A survey undertaken by our Oxford University Migratory Observatory team is cited in this article.

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For Scotland’s poorer children to catch up with England’s, a fairer economy is needed

For Scotland’s poorer children to catch up with England’s, a fairer economy is needed | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scotland likes to think of itself as a nation reflecting the core social values of collectivism and meritocracy. Yet social and economic inequality is deeply entrenched within both the education system…
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Sheila Riddell from our CREID team looking at higher education and the referend has written for The Conversatiom.

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08/05/2014, Good Morning Scotland - BBC Radio Scotland

08/05/2014, Good Morning Scotland - BBC Radio Scotland | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The nation's morning news programme, presented by Gary Robertson and Hayley Millar.
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Dr Angus Armstrong was interviewed for this report on the issues around a currency union between any independent Scotland and the rest of the UK. Dr Armstrong explained his latest research as part of the Future of the UK and Scotland. Around 01:51:20

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Independent Scotland would be too small to rock the pound | City A.M.

Independent Scotland would be too small to rock the pound | City A.M. | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
RESEARCH released today suggests that if an independent Scotland kept the pound, its size would give it minimal or no influence over mone
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Angus Armstrong and Monique Ebell's research on currency unions and how an independent Scotland's might look in practice features in this article.

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Financial experts warn sharing the pound could be like 'dollarisation'

Financial experts warn sharing the pound could be  like 'dollarisation' | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A CURRENCY union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK would give the new state flexibility over economic policy making but not the safety net of a banking bailout, according to a new analysis.
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Angus Armstrong and Monique Ebell's work from our NIESR team features in this article.

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Study confirms link between risk-taking and referendum view

Study confirms link between risk-taking and referendum view | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE extent to which independence appeals more to life's risk-takers is revealed in a major academic study published today.
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The Herald story looking at the University of Stirling's risk and voter attitudes survey. 

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Scottish Labour chief suggests Salmond behind online ‘bullying’ - FT.com

Scottish Labour chief suggests Salmond behind online ‘bullying’ - FT.com | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish parliament is generally a heated affair but it hit an unusual level when the leader of the opposition Labour party suggested that Alex Salmond might be responsible for orchestrating internet abuse of people
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Mark Shephard from our AQMeN team looking at social media and the referendum is quoted in this article. 

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Time has come to convince doubters

Time has come to convince doubters | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
As we enter the final 100 days of a referendum campaign which we hope will end with a vote in favour of Scottish independence, it seems a good time to ask what the Yes campaign and the Scottish Government have to do to achieve that result.
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The Sunday Herald Leader column addresses the Institute for Fiscal Studies work, which forms part of the Future of the UK and Scotland research.

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Scotland 2014, 05/06/2014

Scotland 2014, 05/06/2014 | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
An in depth look at the day's stories and issues affecting Scotland.
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Jan Eichhorn from our AQMeN team is interviewed about the young people survey he organised as part of the Future of the UK and Scotland research. The interview is about 6.25. 

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Jan Eichhorn from the AQMeN team is interviewed about the young people survey he organised as part of the Future of the UK and Scotland research. The interview is about 6.25. 

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Support for independence has grown among teenage voters, study finds

Support for independence has grown among teenage voters, study finds | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Largest study of teenage voting reveals yes vote among under-18s is at 29%, 6% higher than same study in 2013
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Our AQMeN/University of Edinburgh team's survey features in this article.

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ESRC's curator insight, June 9, 2014 5:08 AM

Read the results of the  Young People's survey, funded by ESRC under its Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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Tories set to devolve greater tax powers to Scotland - FT.com

Tories set to devolve greater tax powers to Scotland - FT.com | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The Conservatives will on Monday offer Scotland control of income tax in a rethink of decades of party policy that it hopes will persuade swing voters to reject independence in September’s referendum. The main findings of a report commissioned by
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Nicola McEwen from our ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change comments in this article on the Scottish Conservatives' proposals on devolution.

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Two assessments of Scotland's future

Two assessments of Scotland's future | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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Our IFS team's observation on Scottish Government and HM Treasury' papers are reported here.

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Bookmakers reveal odds of a No vote

Bookmakers reveal odds of a No vote | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THERE is a seven in 10 chance of Scotland rejecting independence in September - according to the bookmakers.
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Professor David Bell's paper on using bookmaker odds to predict the outcome of the referendum is reported here. Professor Bell's paper can be read here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/papers/independence-referendum-predicting-outcome

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Immigration: the contentious issue that pushes the boundaries

Immigration: the contentious issue that pushes the boundaries | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Immigration: the contentious issue that pushes the boundaries
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Scott Blinder from our Oxford University Migration Observatory team contributed this article in the Sunday Post

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Currency union 'unsustainable'

Currency union 'unsustainable' | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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BBC coverage of our NIESR team's research on currency union and independent Scotland. You can read the report here.  http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/news/monetary-unions-and-fiscal-constraints

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Economists warn Scotland over keeping pound if independence goes ahead

Economists warn Scotland over keeping pound if independence goes ahead | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
New research suggests a formal currency union with the UK would be neither practical nor desirable
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Our NIESR team members' paper on the workings of any currency union and an independent Scotland features here.

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Currency union would resemble 'de facto dollarisation' says report

Currency union would resemble 'de facto dollarisation' says report | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Union between independent Scotland and the rest of UK unlikely to be sustainable says NIESR.
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Our NIESR team's report features in this article on currency union and what it could look like.

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Currency union ‘would not require tough constraints’ economists claim | The Times

A currency union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK would not require signing up to tough rules on tax and borrowing
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The NIESR report on any currency union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK features here.

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