After The Vote

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Linda Colley reflects on the future wider repercussions of the Scottish referendum result.

At the beginning of the year, as a curtain-raiser to the Referendum on Scottish independence, Professor Linda Colley of Princeton University broadcast a series of fifteen acclaimed programmes exploring the history of the United Kingdom and the cultural, political and tribal webs that bind the home nations together, in Acts of Union and Disunion. Now, following September's vote in Scotland to retain the Union, albeit within a 'vow' to devolve much greater autonomous power to Scotland, Linda reflects on the wider and deeper issues and repercussions for the country and the world.

With the help of leading academic writers, commentators and thinkers, Linda Colley explores what a future union might look like and how the constituent nations of a still United Kingdom will seek to govern themselves. Featuring contributions by Professor David Runciman, Simon Heffer, David Melding AM, Baroness Helena Kennedy and AL Kennedy.

Producer: Simon Elmes.

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Onora O'Neill criticises the standard of public debate on both sides of the EU decision.

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The philosopher Onora O'Neill criticises the standard of public debate on both sides of the European Union decision and asks how this democratic deficit can be repaired.

"The disarray that we now witness, and the retractions, revelations and recriminations that spill out on a daily basis, show that large parts of each campaign failed to communicate with the public, did not offer adequate or honest accounts of the alternatives, and did not provide the basic means for voters to judge the real options, the real opportunities or the real risks."

This is the first of a series of special editions of Radio 4's long-running essay programme, A Point of View, in which five of Britain's leading thinkers give their own very personal view of "Brexit" - what the vote tells us about the country we are, and are likely to become.

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Five of Britain's leading thinkers give their personal view of Brexit.

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Five of Britain's leading thinkers give their personal view of Brexit.

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Five of Britain's leading thinkers give their personal view of Brexit.

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Five of Britain's leading thinkers give their personal view of Brexit.

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Five of Britain's leading thinkers give their personal view of Brexit.

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Five of Britain's leading thinkers give their personal view of Brexit.

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Five of Britain's leading thinkers give their personal view of Brexit.

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