THE First Minister’s announcement that the SNP Government intends to seek a section 30 order to hold a second independence referendum contained within it a few hints about the key messages of a future Yes campaign.
Ailsa Henderson's blog
I first met Graham White when I arrived at the University of Toronto to complete a post-doctoral fellowship there. Because I had intended to compare institutional developments in different Westminster systems, and because I had just come from completing a PhD in Edinburgh, it seemed logical to compare devolution in the UK and Canada, as well as electoral reform in New Zealand and the republican referendum in Australia. All seemed to be examples of different attempts to adapt the Westminster system to domestic political cultures.
Speaker: Ailsa Henderson.
Lecture Dec. 3, 2014 at University of Edinburgh Business School.
Published on Sept. 5, 2014, in The Scotsman.
With two weeks to go until the independence referendum it is perhaps worth looking at what was happening in the final weeks of the 1995 referendum on sovereignty partnership in Quebec to see if there are any interesting parallels or useful lessons