Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson was an MEP (1979-1984), an MP (1983-2005), and is a former minister for higher education and science.

How to hold a credible referendum on Scottish independence

Whatever happens in the Scottish Parliament elections on May 6, Westminster should apply new thinking to all future referendums in the United Kingdom. Central to this new thinking should be the principle of ‘informed consent’. Electorates should be as well informed as possible about the likely consequences of their vote.  The Australian constitution (a British