Trying to keep up with the ever-changing debate over constitutional change? You’re not alone. Constitutionally Sound is here to bring you analysis of some of the major constitutional issues affecting politics today. Join our host, Allan Little, as he engages our impartial experts in discussions of Brexit, Scottish independence, devolution, and much more. Find out what’s going on, and what to expect next, in the world of constitutional politics.
Migration Challenges After Brexit and Covid
In this episode of Constitutionally Sound, our host Nicola McEwen is joined by Dr Sarah Kyambi, Director of
Migration Policy Scotland and David Bell, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling, for a
discussion on migration in Scotland after Brexit and Covid-19.
They discuss current challenges in the labour market and where these challenges stem from;
immigration and devolution and what the challenges and opportunities might be around
transferring powers on immigration to devolved nations; and finally immigration in the context of
Scottish independence - how important would immigration be if Scotland were to become
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Northern Ireland After The Election
In this episode of Constitutionally Sound, our host Nicola McEwen is joined by Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast and a Senior Fellow of the UK in a Changing Europe, and David McCann, Deputy Editor of Slugger O’Toole and lecturer in Politics and Government at Ulster University for a fascinating discussion on Northern Ireland and the 2022 Assembly elections.
They reflect on the results; the Alliance ‘surge’ and where those votes have come from; what the results might mean for the Protocol and how that might play out next; and what might be next for Northern Ireland itself.
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The Constitutional Future of Wales
Laura McAllister is Professor of Public Policy and the Governance of Wales at the Wales Governance Centre in the School of Law and Politics. Her research focuses on Welsh politics and elections, devolution, electoral reform, and gender in politics. She works closely with the Senedd on constitutional and political matters, most recently as Chair of the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform. Laura has worked with Welsh Government on various projects, including Diversity in Democracy, preparations for Votes at 16 and promoting diversity in local government elections. Laura was recently appointed as co-chair of the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales, set up by the Welsh Government. She is also a former Welsh international footballer and captain of the Welsh team, and a champion of the women’s game at home and internationally. Mixed and Mastered by After 12 Media.
The Conservatives in Scotland
Alan Convery is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, having joined the University in 2013. His PhD examined the impact of devolution on the Welsh and Scottish Conservative parties. He maintains research interests in conservatism and the UK Conservative Party (especially in Scotland and Wales); territorial politics and public policy; and British, Scottish and Welsh politics.
Andy Maciver is the co-founder of Message Matters, a lobbying and PR consultancy. He is a political analyst and strategist, and a regular commentator on TV, radio and print news. He is former Head of Communications for the Scottish Conservatives, though not a member of the party. Andy describes himself as a federalist who believes the Scottish Parliament will only thrive in a post-constitutional environment with a new set of political parties.
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Going Global: Exploring Scotland’s International Relations
As world leaders descend on Glasgow for COP26, we explore how much scope there is for the Scottish Government, as a devolved government, to have a presence on the international stage.
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Northern Ireland: Conflict and Complexity
In this episode of Constitutionally Sound, our host Allan Little, is joined by Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast and Jonathan Powell was a British diplomat from 1979 to 1996 and from 1997 to 2007 was Chief of Staff to Tony Blair and the chief British government negotiator on Northern Ireland during that time in office. Mixed and Mastered by After 12 Media