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Constitutional reform

Constitutional Performance: An End of Parliament Review

The United Kingdom Constitution Monitoring Group (UKCMG), established in 2020, is made up of members with practical experience and academic knowledge of the UK constitution. Its formation was driven in part by concern about declining adherence to … [Read more...] about Constitutional Performance: An End of Parliament Review

The City and Federalism: The UK and Germany

The wind of change is blowing...and whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact. We must all accept it as a fact, and our national policies must take account of it. That of which Harold Macmillan once … [Read more...] about The City and Federalism: The UK and Germany

THE ‘MODERN’ BILL OF RIGHTS BILL: Substituting ‘common sense’ with contradictory constitutionalism

Calls for reforming or replacing the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights have had difficulty progressing due to a lack of consensus on what such reform would contain and the process by which it would come about. As part of its 2019 … [Read more...] about THE ‘MODERN’ BILL OF RIGHTS BILL: Substituting ‘common sense’ with contradictory constitutionalism

An accident waiting to happen? Voter ID in the 2023 English local elections

This report examines the potential impacts of the Elections Act 2022 and the introduction of the requirement to show ID to vote in Great Britain. The importance of electoral integrity became part of the debate surrounding UK elections following the … [Read more...] about An accident waiting to happen? Voter ID in the 2023 English local elections

Senedd reform: progress (of a sort) by Hugh Rawlings

On 30 May 2022, the Special Purpose Committee established to consider the prospect of a larger Senedd published its report. The report's proposals are bold, calling for a 96-Member Senedd elected via a more proportional electoral system. In this … [Read more...] about Senedd reform: progress (of a sort) by Hugh Rawlings

Electoral pacts and the UK constitution: an update one year on by Andrew Blick

A year ago, The Constitution Society commissioned a large-scale poll investigating how the public would respond to a formal electoral pact between the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party. It predicted that at the height of the … [Read more...] about Electoral pacts and the UK constitution: an update one year on by Andrew Blick

The Constitution in Review 2

Second Report from the United Kingdom Constitution Monitoring Group The second report from the UK Constitution Monitoring Group (UKCMG) covers the six-month period from 1 July to 31 December 2021. It analyses legislation, decisions and events … [Read more...] about The Constitution in Review 2

Constitutional reform: Sustaining a viable United Kingdom through the 21st century by Thomas Legg, Stephen Green and Martin Donnelly

This new report from the Policy Reform Group offers the expert analysis of Sir Thomas Legg, Lord Stephen Green, and Sir Martin Donnelly on the constitutional challenges facing the United Kingdom. These highly-experienced, former senior practitioners … [Read more...] about Constitutional reform: Sustaining a viable United Kingdom through the 21st century by Thomas Legg, Stephen Green and Martin Donnelly