News and opinion


On prorogation

Professor Michael Keating responds to news of the PM's effort to prorogue parliament.
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Has Boris blinked?

Richard Parry assesses Boris Johnson’s adoption of some of Theresa May’s negotiating approaches and his chances of avoiding her fate.

New CCC website!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new website!
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GERS: Reflections on the debate

The publication of the annual GERS report has sparked the usual ill-tempered debate, but what can we reasonably take from GERS? David Eiser of the Fraser of Allander Institute reflects on the report and its implications on Scotland's constitutional debates.

The evolving civil service

In the latest of our series on 20 years of devolution, Richard Parry of the University of Edinburgh reflects on the evolution of the civil service.
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CCC research reflected in key Westminster report on intergovernmental relations.

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.
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Territorial Tensions in the Canadian Federation

Ahead of Canada's federal elections, André Lecours of the University of Ottawa assesses the prospects of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party, in the face of electoral instability.