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When the Draft Wales Bill was published in October 2015, it was described by Stephen Crabb, the Secretary of State for Wales as delivering on the UK Government’s commitment ‘to create a stronger, clearer and fairer devolution settlement for Wales’.  This is badly needed; the history of Welsh devolution since 1998 has been one of short-term solutions that have needed to be revised or replaced within a few years.
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Review Recommends Rejection of Draft Wales Bill

A report by an independent review group consisting of constitutional and legislative experts says that they could not recommend that politicians in Cardiff Bay and Westminster support the Draft Wales Bill in its current form.
 
The landmark report, “Challenge and Opportunity: The Draft Wales Bill 2015,” provides an expert commentary and assessment of the detailed provisions set out in the Draft Wales Bill published in October 2015.
 
Labour in Wales may be facing a tough election in May 2016 but unlike its Scottish counterpart, says Prof Roger Scully, it is likely to benefit from a divided opposition. 
 
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The draft Wales Bill represents the fourth model of devolved government for Wales since 1999 but, says Elin Royles, in its current form it is unlikely to be the last. 
 
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The latest edition of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University Podcast.

In this edition, the Centre's Director Prof. Richard Wyn Jones talks to the lawyers Manon George (Wales Governance Centre) and Emyr Lewis (Senior Partner for Wales, Blake Morgan LLP) on their reactions and thoughts on the recent Draft Wales Bill.

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Charlie Jeffery, Ailsa Henderson, Roger Scully, Daniel Wincott and Richard Wyn Jones discuss the referendum on the UK’s EU membership.

Charlie Jeffery and Ailsa Henderson (University of Edinburgh). Roger Scully, Daniel Wincott and Richard Wyn Jones (Cardiff University)

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