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Brexit and IndyRef

Looking back five years on….

James Mitchell discusses how Brexit has shown that a referendum cannot resolve complex questions.
Debating Scotland's Future

Indyref reflections

Five years on, have the fundamentals of independence changed? Friends and fellows of the CCC respond.
Debating Scotland's Future

Indyref 5 Years On

As we mark the fifth anniversary of Scotland's independence referendum, Coree Brown Swan rounds up the CCC's commentary and analysis.
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Devolution, the Third Sector Partnership and Equalities in Wales

In her contribution to our series on devolution at twenty, Amy Sanders examines the statutory Partnership between the Welsh Government and the third sector and assesses its impact on equalities.  

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What’s the point of devolved international development programmes? Thoughts from Wales

In their contribution to our series on devolution at twenty, Craig Owen and Susie Ventris-Field of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs reflect on the Welsh approach to international development.
Irish border

The Northern Ireland-only backstop revisited

Amid growing speculation that Boris Johnson is prepared to look again at a Northern Ireland-only backstop, CCC Fellow Jonathan Evershed asks whether and how it might provide a solution to the Brexit logjam.
House of Commons

What the Brexit entr’acte may bring

Richard Parry gives some perspectives on what seemed like the downtime of the political drama now reignited by a strong Scottish court ruling against the UK Government.
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Brexit Briefing: Court of Session Ruling

Paul F Scott of Glasgow University reflects on today's Court of Session ruling.
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Brexit Briefing: Prorogation, Ireland, and Trade

Mary C Murphy of University College Cork reflects on the latest Brexit news, including Boris Johnson's meeting in Dublin and the new EU Trade Commissioner.