New polling for The Constitution Society has revealed the Labour Party would remain on course to regain all Red Wall seats and could expand its overall support if it said Brexit was a mistake. The polling suggests that the Party could even win an … [Read more...] about Labour could win increased majority by turning against Brexit, new poll finds
Nearly six years after the referendum, the Northern Ireland aspect of Brexit is still causing controversy, and the significance of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement of 1998 is a recurrent theme. As part of their opposition to the Protocol on … [Read more...] about The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and Brexit by Andrew McCormick
Northern Ireland was at the heart of the protracted UK-EU withdrawal negotiations and the solution that was eventually reached – the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland – has proved controversial. It has caused economic, social and political … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland and Brexit: An Explanation by Lisa Claire Whitten
Conventions play an important role in many aspects of the UK constitution. Covering the period up to the end of 2019, this paper considers the. operation of conventions within the UK Parliament. It concludes that, in recent years, many … [Read more...] about Parliamentary Conventions by Jacqy Sharpe
The authors argue that the British constitution seems to be in a more molten condition now than at any other point in anyone’s lived lifetime. The experience of Brexit has raised or reopened a host of questions. The British constitution is high on … [Read more...] about Brexit and the Melting of the British Constitution by Andrew Blick and Peter Hennessy
In this paper, Professor Michael Kenny argues the case for a better understanding of the complex system of asymmetric devolution which has been introduced across the UK since the late 1990s. He identifies the demise of an older model of informal and … [Read more...] about How should the UK govern itself in the time of Brexit? by Michael Kenny
Since the failure of the Indicative Votes, many have proposed using the using preferential voting (the Alternative Vote) instead. However, this carries its own risks – strategic voting and a perverse winner. Majority Judgement would be … [Read more...] about Indicative Votes – would a different voting system be better?
The House of Commons and the Brexit Deal: A Veto Player or a Driver of Policy? A key concern for the House of Commons when voting on the proposed deal with the European Union will be not only the merits of the agreement itself, but what happens if … [Read more...] about Blog by Andrew Kennon on The House of Commons and the Brexit Deal
This Paper explains how, in the context of CJEU jurisdiction after exit day, the respective red-lines of the UK and EU are incompatible with each other. Whereas the UK claims to end CJEU jurisdiction, the EU claims, and has always claimed, final … [Read more...] about Hotel California?: The Continuing Jurisdiction of the CJEU
Alastair Sutton presents his new paper considering the impact of Brexit on the UK's Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories. The impact of Brexit on nearly 20 diverse UK overseas territories is over-shadowed by the continuing uncertainty of … [Read more...] about Relics of Empire or Full Partners of a New Global United Kingdom?
Professor Gordon Anthony presents his new paper considering the role that the Sewel Convention plays under the UK constitution and its relevance to Brexit. The paper discusses how the convention can be understood in terms of competing views about … [Read more...] about Devolution, Brexit, and the Sewel Convention
Professor Vernon Bogdanor presents his new Constitution Society pamphlet, entitled 'Brexit and our unprotected constitution', examining the constitutional issues raised for our British constitution after Brexit. In this report, Professor Bogdanor … [Read more...] about Brexit and our unprotected constitution