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Stephen Tierney: Can the Union Survive the Election?

Thursday’s election leaves the Anglo-Scottish Union on the brink. A combination of the first past the post system and the crystallisation of increasingly sharp attitudinal differences between England and Scotland … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Manifesto Watch: Aileen McHarg: The Constitutional Implications of the Rise of the SNP

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Kenneth Campbell QC: The draft Scotland Bill and limits in constitutional statutes

On 22 January, and within the timetable dictated by Gordon Brown, the UK Government’s proposals for ‘an enduring settlement’ between Scotland and the rest of the UK appeared in a … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 5 Comments

Mark Elliott: A “Permanent” Scottish Parliament and the Sovereignty of the UK Parliament: Four Perspectives

The Report of the Smith Commission for Further Devolution of Powers to the Scottish Parliament has been published. It contains an array of significant proposals concerning the devolution of further authority to … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 4 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Is a Federal Britain Now Inevitable?     

The Smith Commission Report issued today promises a restructuring of the United Kingdom which may prove to be more significant than the devolution settlement of 1997-98 itself; the acquisition of … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Solomon Grundy Does Constitutional Change: The Smith Commission Timetable to Transform the Scottish Parliament

In the month of November the Smith Commission is set to draw up the most significant programme of constitutional change for the United Kingdom since 1998. Already the period within … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 5 Comments