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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.
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Brexit and the Union: what next for Scotland in the UK?

Philip Rycroft, former Permanent Secretary at DEXEU and now Associate Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change and Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh, reflects on what the ongoing Brexit uncertainties may mean for Scotland and the Union
Aberdeenshire

What was Boris up to in Scotland?

Michael Kenny and Jack Sheldon of Cambridge University reflect on Boris Johnson's trip to Aberdeen, arguing that it represents a form of 'unionist activism', using the central state to make the case for the Union.
European Council

Could Boris induce the EU27 to reject an extension?

Richard Parry discusses the dangers of a Westminster-centric approach as opposition parties agree not to endorse a 15 October election.
Glasgow City Council

Local Government: Time to Ditch the Whitehall Model?

In his contribution to the devolution at twenty series, Neil McGarvey of the University of Strathclyde examines the effect of devolution on local government, arguing that it is time for change.
Big Ben

The End of the Whig Constitution

The Brexit saga has not itself changed the constitution but has demonstrated its inadequacies in the age of modern politics when governments and parties are prepared to push it to its limits and beyond, says Professor Michael Keating.