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Kenneth Campbell QC: Sand in the Gearbox: Devolution and Brexit

In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum result, political comment from a number of quarters suggested that the Scottish Parliament could vote to block Brexit. For the comprehensive reasons … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

Conor McCormick: Expanding the Portfolio of the Counsel General to the National Assembly for Wales

New powers for the Counsel General to the National Assembly for Wales are envisaged by a recently published report of the Law Commission for England and Wales on the ‘Form … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ronan McCrea: Is the United Kingdom a Mini-EU?

The United Kingdom is to leave the European Union, partly in order to protect the right to self-government of the UK as a nation state as expressed through the sovereignty … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · 6 Comments

Graeme Cowie: Scotland and a Second Independence Referendum – The Obstacles and Challenges and the Comparative Solutions

In light of the divergent conclusions the Scottish electorate reached from those of England and Wales in the EU referendum, the spectre of a second Scottish independence referendum looms. Though … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Paul Reid: Brexit: Some Thoughts on Scotland

All sorts of constitutional issues arise out of last Thursday’s referendum: Art.50 TEU; the need for Parliamentary approval before it is invoked; whether the new Prime Minister will seek to … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 8 Comments

Jo Murkens: Brexit: The Devolution Dimension

The results of the third nation-wide referendum in the United Kingdom are still sinking in at home and around the world. Just below 52% voted to leave the European Union, … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 13 Comments

Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The House of Lords Constitution Committee Report on ‘The Union and Devolution’

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on ‘The Union and devolution’. This post draws attention to some of its main findings. The Constitution Committee’s report on … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 2 Comments