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Christine Bell: A Modest Proposal: Power-sharing for the UK

This blog argues that the UK is moving towards a form of consociational (political power-sharing) constitutional settlement. I consider whether embracing and developing its silent consociational elements could form the … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Paul Reid: ‘English votes on English law’: Just Another Running Repair

It has taken a while, but we have a solution to the West Lothian question, so we are told. English votes, on English law. By amending the Standing Orders of … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

David Feldman: ‘England’ as a Legal and Constitutional Notion

Proposed changes to devolution arrangements in the UK have given rise to the idea of restricting parliamentary votes on ‘English laws’ to ‘English’ M.P.s (‘English votes for English laws’, or … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: Constitutional Standards, Constitutional Change and EVEL

REPOSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE BLOG OF THE CONSTITUTION UNIT. On August 25th, the Constitution Unit UCL, with the support of the Constitution Society, published the second edition of ‘The … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

The House of Lords Constitution Committee Inquiry into the Union and Devolution

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has announced an inquiry into the Union and Devolution. Written evidence is invited as follows: “The Constitution Committee has previously expressed concern that the … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Stanton: (D)evolution for Local Government

Editors’ note: This post is based upon a conference paper presented at the UKCLA conference ‘Debating the Constitution after the General Election’ held at the University of Manchester on 24  … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Peter Leyland: Devolution, Greater Manchester and the Revitalisation of Local Government

The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill (CLGD) featured in the Queen’s speech and received its second reading in the House of Lords on 8 June 2015. It allows for … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

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