The Constitution Society was delighted to partner with three leading think tanks to launch our new pamphlet If Scotland says ‘No’ – what next for the Union at Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative party conferences.
Working with CentreForum we launched the paper in Glasgow with a panel made up of Rt Hon Michael Moore MP (then Secretary of State for Scotland, Professor Michael Keating (University of Aberdeen), Magnus Linklater (senior journalist) with Mure Dickie (Financial Times) chairing.
The report attracted a packed audience down in Brighton at Labour Conference with a panel made up of Margaret Curran MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland), Owen Smith MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Wales), James Hallwood (The Constitution Society), Sarah Boyack MSP and Marcus Roberts from the Fabian Society chairing.
Finally at Conservative Party conference we were joined by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Rt Hon David Mundell MP, Nat le Roux (The Constitution Society), Phillip Blond (ResPublica) with Alan Cochrane (Scottish Telegraph) in the chair. A video of the final session can be found here.
We were pleased with the keen interest with which our paper was met and the informed questions and opinions of the audiences at all three party conferences.
Discussion ranged from whether the referendum will be won or lost to the ‘English question’ with many topics amongst that mix. Let us know what your thoughts are by tweeting us via @Con_Soc