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Devolution and Constitution, Economy and Trade

Three reasons to support the Withdrawal Agreement

Posted on 3 December 2018 by Dr Thomas Prosser

In this post, I would like to discuss the merits of the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) which has been agreed by the May Government and EU. I won’t summarize the content of the WA here – many summaries exist – yet I would like to set out three reasons why I would find it difficult to
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Devolution and Constitution, Economy and Trade

A Canada v Norway second vote: a way out of impasse?

Posted on 30 October 2018 by Dr Thomas Prosser

Given last week’s march and the fact that crunch time is looming, it is a good time to write about potential exits from the Brexit impasse. Specifically, I would like to discuss the merits of a second referendum which offers a simple choice between ‘Canada’ and ‘Norway’ style Brexits and does not include the option
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Communities and Culture, Devolution and Constitution

Partners in equality? The EU and devolution

Posted on 25 October 2018 by Dr Rachel Minto

While no credible definition of the EU could be stretched to ‘feminist’, it has indeed been active in the area of women’s rights and gender equality since the early days of European integration. The consistent effort of activists and sympathetic policy-makers over the years has resulted in an impressive (albeit incomplete) array of legislation, soft
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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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