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Scottish Independence

Simon Case, the Cabinet Secretary and the UK's most senior civil servant, (front right) giving evidence on the work of the Cabinet Office to the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) in April - Credit: PA

Scottish Independence

Vote Leave officials to face MPs’ questioning over conduct during Brexit referendum

MPs are set to examine the effectiveness of the Electoral Commission at the time of the Brexit and Scottish independence referendums.  The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) will be hearing from senior officials of both campaigns on the Commission’s role of enforcing compliance with rules governing spending and donations during both votes. The meeting on Tuesday comes […]
Prime minister Boris Johnson at a media briefing - Credit: PA

Scottish Independence

Scathing report accuses Boris Johnson of ‘only caring for England’

A scathing new report has accused Boris Johnson of “speaking for England alone” and having “considerable indifference” to the devolved nations. Research from the University of Cambridge’s Bennett Institute for Public Policy accuses Westminster of treating devolved administrations with contempt and handling the maintaining of the Union as “someone else’s problem”. The “Union at the Crossroads” document comes […]