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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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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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