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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

Leonard Besselink: Beyond Notification: How to Leave the European Union without Using Article 50 TEU

In legal terms, the referendum on EU membership in the UK is an advisory abrogative referendum. It needs to be given effect, if at all, by the competent authorities, primarily … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · 10 Comments

Alan Renwick: The Road to Brexit: 16 Things You Need to Know about What Will Happen If We Vote to Leave the EU

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. As the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU draws closer, the result is impossible to predict. Many are asking what, in practical … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 6 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

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