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Remembering Craig McAngus

Today we had to say goodbye to our Associated Fellow, colleague and friend, Craig McAngus. Craig was laid to rest after his tragic death on 16th December. He was 34 years old. Our hearts are broken.
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Devo-max or Deja-vu max?

Following Labour leader Keir Starmer’s speech on devolution, Graeme Roy and Stuart McIntyre of the Fraser of Allander Institute suggest that, without a massive u-turn in economic philosophy, the promised ‘radical reform to economic and political devolution’ is unlikely to produce proposals for meaningful change.
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Response to Keir Starmer's speech on devolution

Keir Starmer set out Labour's devolution plans ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May, promising to decentralise powers from Westminster and set up "a UK-wide Constitutional Commission to consider how power, wealth and opportunity can be devolved". Our Fellows had some comments on the speech.
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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 Episode Constitutionally Sound - Governing England

In our latest episode of our podcast, Constitutionally Sound, our host Allan Little is joined by Professor Michael Kenny to explore governance in England.
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South Tyrol: Minority Identities beyond Linguistic Divisions

In this, our last installment from our collaboration with H-Nationalism, Patrick Utz (University of Edinburgh) explores national identities in South Tyrol in the 20th and 21st century. 
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Sign Up Now: Seminar on Covid-19 and the future of devolution in England

Sign up for our latest briefing exploring governance and devolution in England.
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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.