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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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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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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