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Sunday 9 April Event: England After Brexit
Sun 9 April 2017, 17:30 – 20:00 BST
Although deliberations about English identity politics and constitutional reform have proven an increasingly prominent feature of British politics over the past two decades, the trend has intensified in the wake of the Scottish Independence referendum and the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union in June 2016. This very public ‘English turn’ has been further energised by the UK government’s introduction of ‘English Votes for English Laws’ in Westminster and their concurrent programme of devolution of power within England.
Debates about the developing 'politics of England' have been noteworthy for their lack of voices from elsewhere in the UK. This event will bring together leading Scottish political commentators to discuss the form and content of English identity and constitutional politics and its potential implications for Scotland. The panel will include Zara Kitson (Green Party), Robin McAlpine (Common Weal), and David Torrance (Glasgow Herald columnist and academic). It will be chaired by Dr Andy Mycock (University of Huddersfield) who has published widely on identity politics across the UK and recently co-edited a special volume of Political Studies Review titled 'Dilemmas of Political Englishness'.
Location: Blackfriars (Basement Bar), 36 Bell Street, Merchant city, Glasgow G1 1LG