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Devolution

Union at the Crossroads: Can the British state handle the challenges of devolution? by Michael Kenny, Philip Rycroft and Jack Sheldon

The future of the UK Union is of increasing salience for British policy-makers. Against the backdrop of the twin crises of Brexit and coronavirus, speculation about its break-up has become widespread. Boris Johnson’s administration has so far … [Read more...] about Union at the Crossroads: Can the British state handle the challenges of devolution? by Michael Kenny, Philip Rycroft and Jack Sheldon

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

How should the UK govern itself in the time of Brexit? by Michael Kenny

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

Brexit and the Territorial Constitution: Devolution, Reregulation and Inter-governmental Relations

Professor Richard Rawlings' new Constitution Society publication discusses the implications of Brexit for the balance of power between central and devolved governance in the context of regulatory frameworks. It shows how the issue involves not only … [Read more...] about Brexit and the Territorial Constitution: Devolution, Reregulation and Inter-governmental Relations

The Crisis of The Constitution : 2nd Edition

The general election of 2015 answered conclusively, to the surprise of most commentators, the question, ‘Who governs Britain?’ by yielding a single-party government with an overall majority in the House of Commons. But it did not answer two of the … [Read more...] about The Crisis of The Constitution : 2nd Edition

Evidence from The Constitution Society published by House of Lords select committee inquiry into ‘The Union and Devolution’

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has recently published evidence submitted by The Constitution Society, as part of its inquiry into 'The Union and Devolution.' The published evidence can be viewed online here. A full list of evidence … [Read more...] about Evidence from The Constitution Society published by House of Lords select committee inquiry into ‘The Union and Devolution’

A United Kingdom Constitutional Convention

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution in the UK has published its paper 'A Parliament for Reform 2015-2020' The paper includes the following proposed wording for inclusion in the manifestos of all parties at … [Read more...] about A United Kingdom Constitutional Convention