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Mark Elliott: A “Permanent” Scottish Parliament and the Sovereignty of the UK Parliament: Four Perspectives

The Report of the Smith Commission for Further Devolution of Powers to the Scottish Parliament has been published. It contains an array of significant proposals concerning the devolution of further authority to … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: British withdrawal from the EU: an existential threat to the United Kingdom?

The Conservative party’s proposal to repeal the Human Rights Act (and their proposal’s many faults) has already been well documented. However, as Roger Masterman has already pointed out on this … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mark Elliott: Scotland has voted “no”. What next for the UK constitution?

After a very long — and at times electrifying — campaign, a modest but decisive majority of those who participated in the referendum on Scottish independence have voted “no”. In … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 5 Comments

Ann Sherlock: Supreme Court ruling on Welsh legislation.

On 9 July 2014, the Supreme Court delivered its unanimous ruling that the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill was within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales. The Bill … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Donal Coffey: Accidental Entrenchment and the Scottish Independence Bill?

The Scottish Government has recently published their proposed Scottish Independence Bill as part of the process directed towards ultimate Scottish independence from the United Kingdom. Katie Boyle has provided an … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Merris Amos: Scotland, Independence, and Human Rights

In its weighty tome, Scotland’s Future, the Scottish Government promises that at its heart, an independent Scotland will have “the respect, protection and promotion of equality and human rights.” Furthermore, … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Why is Scottish Independence Unclear?

As commentators we seem to end many of our contributions to the independence debate with the rather unhelpful conclusion that much remains, and will continue to remain, uncertain; a state … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 6 Comments
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