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Not getting Brexit done - yet

CCC's Michael Keating gives his take on the Brexit deal, arguing that Brexit will continue to be on the agenda for a while yet.
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Time stands still for Brexit but not Covid

As an epic year for global public policy reaches its end, Richard Parry discusses the way that the pandemic has impacted other aspects of the political cycle. 
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Bonus Episode of Constitutionally Sound - Brexit deal or no deal?

We have a bonus episode of our podcast Constitutionally Sound discussing Brexit and the negotiations between the UK and EU.
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New podcast from CCC!

Trying to keep up with the ever-changing debate over constitutional change? You’re not alone. We are very excited to announce the launch of our podcast, Constitutionally Sound! In episode 1, our host, Allan Little, discusses Brexit, devolution and the future of the Union with CCC's Nicola McEwen and Philip Rycroft.
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Brexit, Wales and the Internal Market Bill: a failure of soft law?

A long read from Greg Davies, Cardiff University, discussing intergovernmental relations during the Brexit process and how the UK Internal Market Bill represents a failure of soft law.
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The Scottish Continuity Bill. Will it work?

Michael Keating discusses the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, exploring its aims and the challenges the Scottish Government face with this Bill.
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The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Giada Lagana, Cardiff University, discusses her new book 'The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process'. In this blog, Giada provides an overview of the book and explores the role of the EU in the Northern Ireland peace process, as well as its role more generally in peace building, and the impact of Brexit for Northern Ireland. 
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UK is not doing enough to get Irish-facing ports ready for Brexit

The Irish Sea and the maritime borders between Britain and Ireland, needs to receive more focus in Brexit discussions argue Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork and Rhys Jones, Aberystwyth University, as the UK’s Internal Market Bill, could significantly affect UK ports like Liverpool, Holyhead, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock and Milford Haven, and the Irish ports of Dublin and Rosslare.
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UK internal market principles will create distrust within the union, says new report

New rules on the UK’s internal market will undermine devolution and create distrust between the governments of the United Kingdom, according to a new report from Cardiff University and the University of Edinburgh.