When voters consider the issue of Europe, says Laura Cram, they select between competing narratives. These in turn derive from differing interests, which may all come into play in a referendum on EU membership.
There has already been discussion of the implications of repealing the Human Rights Act (and leaving the ECHR) on devolution. Prof Christine Bell highlights that the UK government will need the consent of the devolved legislatures to proceed.
Professor Michael Keating, Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change, has been appointed ESRC Senior Fellow for the UK in a Changing Europe programme. The fellowship will run for the next year and focuses on the interrelationship between the UK’s changing relationship with the EU and the evolving interaction between the nations that comprise the UK’s own Union.
Recent changes to Italian electoral law are intended to address similar anomalies to those that came to light in #GE2015 but, says Carlotta Redi, there seems to be little appetite for electoral reform in the UK as yet.
Adam Price AM, Leader of Plaid Cymru, will visit CCC on Wednesday 26th June for a free event in which he will talk about future constitutional relationships across these islands, inter-governmental relations and Europe.
The contenders for the Tory leadership are effectively offering one of three choices in how they confront the current Brexit impasse, and each choice has specific consequences for the island of Ireland.
The report on "The Relationship between the UK and Scottish Governments" issued on Friday 7th June by Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee contains key recommendations which are informed by research and evidence given by CCC fellows.