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On the timing(s) of IndyRef2

Alistair Clark (Newcastle University) on the legislation and timing governing a second Scottish independence referendum arguing that the vote is very unlikely to happen in 2021.
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Shades of Solidarity: Comparing Scottish and Flemish Responses to the Catalan Referendum

From their recently published article, Judith Sijstermans (University of Birmingham) and Coree Brown Swan (Centre on Constitutional Change) examine how European sub-state nationalist parties, specifically the Flemish Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA) and the Scottish National Party (SNP), provided support and solidarity throughout the 2017 Catalan referendum.
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Brexit and Beyond: England

John Denham, University of Southampton examines English identity and British unionism in the wake of Brexit - are we likely to see a change to the system of governance in England?
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Brexit and Beyond: Wales

Covid-19 and Brexit have engendered a precarious and rather fragile territorial politics, and 'the tumultuous nature of current politics in Wales means that what was inconceivable is now conceivable' according to Laura McAllister, Cardiff University. Taken from UK in a Changing Europe's 'Brexit and Beyond' report, Laura discusses the past, present and future of Welsh territorial politics.
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Royal Commission Redux

Nick Pearce, Director of the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath, evaluates the idea of a Royal Commission on the Constitution, but the UK has been here before - are there lessons to be learned from the Kilbrandon Commission?
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Holding Scottish Parliament Elections During the Pandemic: What to Expect?

There has been much debate over whether the Scottish Parliament elections should be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Alistair Clark (Newcastle University) argues that, for the most part, elections throughout the world have continued during the pandemic and parties can continue to campaign. So, what can expect from this election?