Lord McConnell: United Kingdom can still shape Europe’s future despite Brexit

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Ten years after stepping down as first minister of Scotland, Jack McConnell remains a busy man. I caught up with him by Skype in New York, where he was attending the UN meetings on development.

Now a member of the House of Lords, he is a veteran of the devolution campaigns of the 1990s and a strong European. As first minister, he was a leader of the movement for a stronger role for devolved regions and nations in the EU. What, I asked him, went wrong with last year’s Brexit referendum?

Period19 Jul 2017

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  • TitleLord McConnell: United Kingdom can still shape Europe’s future despite Brexit
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/07/17
    DescriptionTen years after stepping down as first minister of Scotland, Jack McConnell remains a busy man. I caught up with him by Skype in New York, where he was attending the UN meetings on development.

    Now a member of the House of Lords, he is a veteran of the devolution campaigns of the 1990s and a strong European. As first minister, he was a leader of the movement for a stronger role for devolved regions and nations in the EU. What, I asked him, went wrong with last year’s Brexit referendum?
    Producer/AuthorMichael Keating
    URLtheconversation.com/lord-mcconnell-united-kingdom-can-still-shape-europes-future-despite-brexit-81217
    PersonsMichael James Keating