Devolution

Brexit and the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement

Posted on 9 April 2018 by Dr Thomas Leahy

This month marks the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement, which ended over twenty-five years of conflict in Northern Ireland. Whilst the Good Friday Agreement remains secure, its key principles of consent and self-determination are under increasing pressure from Brexit and the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) political deal with the UK Conservative government.
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A constitutional continuum

Posted on 19 March 2018 by Glyndwr Cennydd Jones

The UK is a unitary state comprising England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, all of which are intrinsically linked culturally and historically in modern times through shared industrial, political and international experiences. Devolution aimed to address a measure of perceptible disenchantment due to unease with over-centralisation whilst retaining sovereignty in the hands of the Westminster
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With or without you….? The EU Withdrawal Bill, the devolved administrations and legislative consent

Posted on 19 September 2017 by Lowri Jones

The EU Withdrawal Bill passed its first parliamentary hurdle in the House of Commons last week. Both the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government tabled legislative consent memorandums making clear their opposition to the Bill as it stands. In a guest article, Professor Nicola McEwen highlights the key issues at stake for devolution, and considers
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