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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

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

James Hand: Cutting the Courts – A Comment on the Proposal on the Provision of Court and Tribunal Estate in England and Wales

The Government have proposed the closure of almost 20% of the courts and tribunals in England and Wales as part of plans to modernise the justice system and bring about … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Richard Cornes: Plan B – The Hawaii of the North Atlantic? Constitutional Futures 2015 – 2025 – A Vignette, and Comment

January 1, 2025 As the first day of 2025 dawns the people of the Kingdom of England wake looking forward to the arrival of their new passports, issued by the … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farrah Ahmed and Adam Perry: Judicial Review of Shariah Councils

On 23 March, Theresa May announced plans for a review of shariah councils in England and Wales, to examine their compatibility with British values, if the Conservatives win the May … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

Bob Hudson: DevoManc and the NHS: Mind the gaps

Following an agreement last year to devolve powers to the Greater Manchester region and for the creation of a directly elected mayor, George Osborne has announced a new agreement to devolve … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

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