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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 · Leave a comment

Graeme Cowie: Prisoners to Devolved Fortune? The Right to Vote and the Scotland Act 2016

The Hirst (No 2) v United Kingdom judgment has proven to be one of the most contentious of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. Its subject matter, prisoner … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tom Mullen and Sarah Craig: The Immigration Bill, Reserved Matters and the Sewel Convention

The Immigration Bill, which received its third reading in the House of Lords on 12th April, affects inter alia the labour market, residential tenancies, bank accounts, driving licences, immigration officers’ … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Robert Thomas: Local Government Devolution in England

Cross-posted from the Centre on Constitutional Change. At last, devolution is happening in England, but there are some areas of concern especially as regards the lack of public engagement and … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thomas Fairclough: Constitutional Change, Standing Orders, and EVEL: A Step in the Wrong Direction?

In their 2015 General Election manifesto the Conservative Party promised to end the “manifest unfairness” whereby Scotland could decide its own laws within areas of devolved competence only to have … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

Alan Trench: Not Meeting the Challenge: The Failings of the Draft Wales Bill

Cross-posted from British Politics and Policy. The draft Wales bill is far from the fair, clear and lasting devolution settlement Wales seeks, writes Alan Trench. Drawing on a project hosted … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Robert Thomas: The Draft Wales Bill 2015 – Part 2

Editors’ note: This is the second in a two-part contribution by Prof Robert Thomas on the draft Wales Bill. The first part appeared on Wednesday, 2 December 2015. An earlier … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · Leave a comment
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