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20th September 2017
post by Michael Keating

Decisions over the repatriation of powers and the role of a 'UK single Market' will have significant implications for the future of devolution and the nature of the UK as a state, says Michael Keating.

13th September 2017
post by Daniel Cetrà

Although there are apparent similarities between the Scottish and Catalan independence movements, the differences, argues Dr Daniel Cetrà, are profound.

12th September 2017
post by Nicola McEwen

The EU Withdrawal Bill passed its first parliamentary hurdle in the House of Commons on Monday night. On Tuesday, both the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government tabled legislative consent memorandums making clear their opposition to the Bill as it stands. Nicola McEwen highlights the key issues at stake for devolution, and considers some next steps.

11th September 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Working under the direction of Professor Nicola McEwen, you will be part of the project team undertaking the programme of research and knowledge exchange activities funded under the ESRC Brexit Priority Grant: The repatriation of competences: implications for devolution.

4th September 2017
post by Michael Keating

Michael Keating remembers his friend and colleague Prof Bob Young who has passed away. Prof Young was a member of the Centre's advisory board and a tireless supporter of our work.

30th August 2017
Guest post by Tobias Lock

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit ‘red line’ on a role for the European Court of Justice has been a major source of complication in the early stages of the negotiations, writes Tobias Lock.

24th August 2017
post by Michael Keating

It will be difficult for the Isle of Man to resolve its post-Brexit relationship with the EU, says Prof Michael Keating, until Britain's position is clearer.

17th August 2017
post by Richard Parry

Richard Parry discusses the UK’s return to EU negotiating action.

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