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15th October 2018
post by Richard Parry

As the buildup to the EU Council meeting reaches fever pitch, Richard Parry explains that deals at dawn may work in Brussels but they don't always play to the home crowd.

13th October 2018
post by Nicola McEwen

Theresa May’s efforts to keep her DUP allies onside may, suggests Prof Nicola McEwen, end up easing Nicola Sturgeon’s path to independence following any subsequent referendum on the subject.

12th October 2018
post by Daniel Wincott

The Commission on Justice in Wales, chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, will further clarify the legal and political identity of Wales within the UK constitution. Doing so, explains Prof Dan Wincott, will also bring clarity to the enduring significance of other territorial legal jurisdictions.

11th October 2018
post by Charlotte Burns

The Brexit and Environment network has spent the last year researching the implications of Brexit for environmental policy, with a particular focus on the devolved nations, which are all too often overlooked in these debates. They have developed three reports that detail their findings from meetings with stakeholders in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and they bring together insights from these in an overarching UK report. In this blog post, they summarise their key findings and recommendations.

10th October 2018
post by Centre on Const...

Theresa May’s ‘precious Union’ has little in the way of meaningful support from her own supporters or self-professed Unionists in other parties.

5th October 2018
post by Michael Keating

Buried within the UK Agriculture Bill, a clause allowing UK ministers to determine which of three WTO 'boxes' state aid for farmers should goes into could prove difficult for the devolved administrations.

2nd October 2018
Guest post by Jonathan Evershed

It is difficult to conclude that the recent Salzburg summit of EU leaders was anything short of a disaster for Theresa May. The Prime Minister suffered what was has been almost universally described as a humiliating dressing down over her failure to produce a workable alternative to the EU Task Force’s proposed legal text for the Irish backstop. CCC Fellow Jonathan Evershed of University College Cork assess the fallout in a blog that originally appeared on the Irish Association for Contemporary Studies website. https://www.iaces.ie/blog/the-ghost-at-the-feast-the-northern-ireland-executive-and-assembly-and-the-brexit-backstop

1st October 2018
post by Centre on Const...

Our friends at UK in a Changing Europe marked 6 months to Brexit on Saturday 29th September with a video and 2 reports.

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