Edinburgh: Devolved immigration policy? All parts of the UK need to feel that the Government acts in the interests of its local population

Our last Scottish citizens’ panel was held in Edinburgh. In all our visits north of the border, we have asked participants if the Scottish Government should be given control over immigration policy. This last weekend, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for Scotland to be given powers over immigration. So we thought it would be Read more about Edinburgh: Devolved immigration policy? All parts of the UK need to feel that the Government acts in the interests of its local population[…]

Berwick-upon-Tweed: In order to win back public trust on immigration, business in the UK needs to consider its role and responsibilities

Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland was our fourth and final destination for our visits to the North East. Just two miles south of the border, administration of the town has passed between England and Scotland changed hands at least 13 times in its history. It is a market town and the largest settlement in the area. Consequently, Read more about Berwick-upon-Tweed: In order to win back public trust on immigration, business in the UK needs to consider its role and responsibilities[…]

Aberdeen: demanding more transparency from government

The National Conversation’s fourth destination was Aberdeen, which we visited after Whitley Bay. Although it was close to freezing when we arrived, the first Scottish strawberries had already hit the supermarkets – plant breeding and plastic tunnels have enabled farmers along Scotland’s East Coast to extend the growing season of much soft fruit, giving us Read more about Aberdeen: demanding more transparency from government[…]