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Analysing the Manifestos: Conservatives

Analysing the Manifestos: Strengthen the Union

In the second edition of our series analysing where parties stand on constitutional issues, Jack Sheldon looks at where the Conservatives stand on Brexit and Scottish independence.
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The collapse of the WTO court: how will it impact UK trade deals post-Brexit?

On 10th December, the World Trade Organisations appeal court will collapse, after the US failed to appoint sufficient judges to keep it quorate. David Bell, University of Stirling, analyses where this will leave the UK when negotiating trade deals post-Brexit.
ANALYSING THE MANIFESTOS: LABOUR

Analysing the Manifestos: No radical change required?

Throughout the General Election campaign, we will analyse where the parties stand on constitutional issues. Following the launch of the Labour Party's manifesto, Dr Coree Brown Swan looks at Labour commitments.
Messiest Election

Drowning in a Sea of Unknowns: from the Messiest of Elections to the Messiest of Constitutional Futures

The General Election in December is the messiest ever, argues Mark Shephard University of Strathclyde. Voters are thinking in four constitutional futures, but they are unlikely to get the future they vote for.
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Spain's Constitutional Deadlock

Professor Michael Keating of the CCC reflects on the results of last week's election in Spain, arguing that 'The Spanish model of territorial accommodating its nationalities, once a factor for stability, is now in crisis'
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A very uncertain general election in Wales

For this piece for UK in a Changing Europe, CCC Fellow and Research Director for UK in a Changing Europe, Professor Dan Wincott, and Jac Larner, Research Associate at the Wales Governance Centre, discuss what the upcoming General Election means for Wales, arguing that Labour's hold on nearly three quarters of Westminster seats is likely to change.
Canada

The 2019 Canadian Federal Election: A Return to Western Alienation

André Lecours, University of Ottawa, highlights the issues that shaped the recent Canadian federal elections, and argues that the result emphasise the divide between Western Canada and the rest of the country.
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Two new job vacancies at the Centre on Constitutional Change

We're currently looking for a Research Fellow and Communications Officer to join our team.
Statistics

How the election is organising itself

Richard Parry discusses the media presentation of opinion poll findings as we await evidence of the impact of the Brexit Party withdrawal from Conservative seats.