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Devolution and Constitution

Brexit and the territorial constitution: déjà vu all over again?

Posted on 2 August 2018 by Professor Daniel Wincott

Brexit is re-making the UK’s constitution under our noses. The territorial constitution is particularly fragile. Pursuing Brexit, Theresa May’s government has stumbled into deep questions about devolution. The territorial politics of Brexit is a bewildering mix of ignorance, apparent disdain, confrontation, cooperation and collaboration. Rarely have the so-called devolution ‘settlements’ appeared more unsettled. The UK’s
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Devolution and Constitution, Economy and Trade

The future relationship between the UK and the EU

Posted on 26 July 2018 by Dr Annegret Engel

Two years after the UK referendum to leave the EU the British Government has finally released its strategy on the future relationship between the UK and the EU in a White Paper from 12 July 2018. The White Paper proposes a ‘soft’ Brexit in order to limit the negative repercussions for the British economy when
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Communities and Culture, Economy and Trade

Post-Brexit farming model

Posted on 6 July 2018 by Professor Terry Marsden

Wales must develop a new ‘farming-plus’ model to ensure a sustainable post-Brexit agricultural policy. Brexit represents a profound challenge and opportunity to redesign agri-food, regional and rural development policy in Wales. While the UK public sector funding has been by far the largest area of funding (via the Barnett Formula) to affect these areas over
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Devolution and Constitution

Labouring the issue

Posted on 31 May 2018 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Much media and academic attention on Brexit has understandably focussed on the external dimension: the complex negotiations between the UK and the EU over withdrawal and a future relationship. A great deal has also concentrated on the difficult internal politics at Westminster – with Theresa May’s government, lacking a parliamentary majority and deeply internally divided,
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