Update March 2018 - Manon George now works at the National Assembly for Wales
Manon George is a lecturer in Public Law at Cardiff Law School where she also lectures through the medium of Welsh. Manon also teaches Legal Foundations, Welsh Devolution and Legal Welsh. Her research interests lie in the area of constitutional law, particularly the law of devolution. She studied for her LLB in Law and Welsh and her LLM in Governance and Devolution at Cardiff University. She is currently completing her PhD which examines the current legislative powers of the National Assembly for Wales. The study draws from archival evidence from Wales and explores how historical legacies have influenced the Welsh devolution settlement. Manon’s lectureship is partly funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
Mae Manon George yn ddarlithydd Cyfraith Gyhoeddus yn Ysgol y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth Caerdydd lle mae hi'n darlithio trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Ariennir ei swydd yn rannol gan y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol ac mae ei chyfrifoldebau yn cynnwys datblygu a hyrwyddo darpariaeth cyfrwng Cymraeg yr Ysgol. Mae Manon yn aelod o Gangen y Coleg ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd, y Bwrdd Academaidd a Phanel y Gyfraith. Ei phrif ddiddordeb ymchwil yw maes Cyfraith Gyfansoddiadol ac yn arbennig Cyfraith Datganoli. Astudiodd Manon am ei gradd LLB yn y Gyfraith a'r Gymraeg a'i gradd LLM mewn Llywodraethu a Datganoli ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd. Cwblhaodd ei thraethawd hir LLM ar y testun,'Swyddfa Cymru: gorffennol, presennol a dyfodol?'
The White Paper published this week talks about the UK Government making ‘sovereign decisions’ to adopt European rules but, as we know from the experience of Norway and Switzerland, this can be an illusory sovereignty when the costs of deviating from the rules is exclusion from the single market or European programmes. CCC Director Professor Michael Keating looks at whether the UK is ready for this kind of deal.
Last week the government released its fisheries white paper. While most of the fisheries and Brexit debate centres on quotas and access to waters, there is also an important devolution dimension. Brexit already has profound consequences for the UK’s devolution settlement and fisheries policy is one example of this. So, in addition to communicating its overall vision for post-Brexit fisheries policy, the white paper was also an opportunity for the government to set out how it would see that policy working in the devolved UK.
At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control’ from Brussels, the executive is in fact accruing to itself further control over the legislative process. CCC Fellow Professor Stephen Tierney addresses a number of trends – only some of which are a direct consequence of the unique circumstances of Brexit – which suggest a deeper realignment of institutional power within the constitution and a consequent diminution of Parliament’s legislative power.
Faced with a choice between splitting her Cabinet into winners and losers, Theresa May has sought to keep the Brexit crap game going. She does this by avoiding betting on either a hard or soft Brexit. Professor Richard Rose of Strathclyde looks at the high stakes outcomes facing the Prime Minister. .