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If you’re staying up to watch the results of the elections tonight, you’ll have their choice of friends and fellows of the Centre to keep you company through the night and into Friday.    You can join us on:    BBC Scotland – Prof Nicola McEwen will be providing analysis of the results as the come i... Read more
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This paper, by Prof Michael Kenny and Daniel Gover, was submitted as writtren evidence to the House of Commons Procedure Committee inquiry into English Votes for English Laws (EVEL). It is based on research being conducted at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London, and is supporte... Read more
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The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis. Among the matters covered were: The impact of the EU on the economy and j... Read more
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New analysis by Prof David Bell, a CCC Fellow based at the University of Stirling, has concluded that those benefits newly devolved under the Scotland Act 2016, “are typically older, more likely to be single following the death of a partner, not in employment and heavily dependent on benefits and pe... Read more
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The Hunter Foundation has teamed up with some of the UK’s leading European scholars to produce a free ebook to answer voters’ questions before the EU referendum on June 23rd. The ebook, Britain’s Decision – Facts and Impartial Analysis, involves scholars from the Centre on Constitutional Change and... Read more
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New e-book released today by The David Hume Institute, Centre on Constitutional Change and The Hunter Foundation. Britain's Decision - Facts and Impartial Analysis for the EU referendum on 23 June 2016. The Hunter Foundation has teamed up with some of the UK’s leading European scholars to produce a... Read more
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Newcomers to a devolved political environment can find it bewildering says political scientist and incomer, Dr Matthew Wall, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Swansea University. Here he offers a few pointers for the Welsh election.    When I first moved to Wales in 2012, I knew next to nothing about W... Read more
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A landmark new report by the Wales Governance Centre (WGC) at the University of Cardiff, Government Expenditure and Revenue Wales 2016, gives the clearest picture yet of the state of welsh public finances. Guto Ifan and Ed Poole at the WGC, explain that the report shows that public sector expenditur... Read more
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Campaigning has started in earnest but, says Dr Jo Hunt, from a Welsh perspective there’s a sense of having been watching the process from the sidelines until now.   The UK’s entire reform and renegotiation agenda has been a highly centralised one, being driven from Number 10. Whilst the Prime Minis... Read more
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The Smith Commission Agreement, published on 27 November 2014, set out proposals for substantial fiscal devolution to the Scottish Parliament. The Scotland Bill – due to receive Royal Assent shortly – will enshrine these powers in law. Both the Smith Commission Agreement and the UK Government’s su... Read more
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  • 10th August 2018

    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.

  • 8th August 2018

    The UK in a Changing Europe has formed a new Brexit Policy Panel (BPP). The BPP is a cross-disciplinary group of over 100 leading social scientists created to provide ongoing analysis of where we have got to in the Brexit process, and to forecast where we are headed. Members of the UK in a Changing Europe Brexit Policy Panel complete a monthly survey addressing three key areas of uncertainty around Brexit: if —and when—the UK will leave the EU; how Brexit will affect British politics; and what our relationship with the EU is likely to look like in the future. The CCC participates on the Panel.

  • 2nd August 2018

    The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee issued its report ‘Devolution and Exiting the EU: reconciling differences and building strong relationships’. Discussing its contents, Professor Nicola McEwen suggests that the report includes some practical recommendations, some of which were informed by CCC research. It also shines a light on some of the more difficult challenges ahead.

  • 31st July 2018

    The politicisation of Brexit, combined with deteriorating relations between London and Dublin, has created a toxic atmosphere in Northern Ireland, says Mary Murphy, which will require imagination and possibly new institutions to resolve.

  • 25th July 2018

    Given that there are many policy differences between Northern Ireland and other parts of the UK, asks Jonathan Evershed, why has customs policy been singled out as a red line by Unionists?

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