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NEW ISSUE - AND DESIGN! -
OF BRITISH POLITICS REVIEW
"Englishness" is often branded almost as antithetical to progressive politics. Indeed, to be a patriotic Englishman tends to be seen as an anachronism.
This issue of British Politics Review assesses issues concerning England, and the politics of Englishness, with Brexit playing a central theme.
Contributors include Christopher G. A. Bryant, John Denham, Paul Stott, Judith Blake, Andrew Mycock
We are also immensly proud to present our new journal design, which has been put together by BPS member Henrik Stokken. Thank you, Henrik!
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Scotland after Brexit
SUCCESSFUL BPS SEMINAR WITH SCOTLAND’S MINISTER FOR EUROPE
What future awaits Scotland in Europe, as Britain prepares to leave the EU? This was the chief question on the agenda, as the British Politics Society on 16 February invited its members and friends to a timely seminar with Scotland’s Minister for Europe, Dr Alasdair Allan. Dr Allan has been an MSP for the Scottish National Party since 2007, representing the constituency of the Western Isles.
The event was held against the backdrop of the British government’s newly published White Paper, which presents the UK’s overall strategy for its exit from and future partnership with the EU. In his talk, Dr Allan reflected on Scotland’s relationship with Norway and the EU historically as well as Scottish responses to the referendum result last year. He also outlined possible scenarios for Scottland's future relationship with the EU, highlighting proposals in the Scottish Government’s ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’ paper.
Much to the audience's delight, Dr Allan delivered the opening part of his speech in fluent Norwegian.
The seminar took place at the Social Sceince faculty (Eilert Sundt's hus) at the University of Oslo, Blindern. It was opened by BPS board member Řivind Bratberg. Board member Kristin Haugevik led the subsequent Q & A session.
Dr Allan and BPS member John Todd were also guests in NRK Urix the same evening, the clip can be watched here.
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Join BPS in 2017!
Membership in the British Politics Society is open to everyone with an interest in British politics, culture, and society.
BPS membership for one year costs NOK 200,- and gives the following benefits:
Established in June 2006, the overall objective of the BPS is to raise the general interest and knowledge about Britain and British politics in Norway and to maintain a scholarly network for people with an interest in such matters.
The current board consists of four people, all based in the academic community in Oslo.
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