Update March 2018 - Manon George now works at the National Assembly for Wales
Manon George is a lecturer in Public Law at Cardiff Law School where she also lectures through the medium of Welsh. Manon also teaches Legal Foundations, Welsh Devolution and Legal Welsh. Her research interests lie in the area of constitutional law, particularly the law of devolution. She studied for her LLB in Law and Welsh and her LLM in Governance and Devolution at Cardiff University. She is currently completing her PhD which examines the current legislative powers of the National Assembly for Wales. The study draws from archival evidence from Wales and explores how historical legacies have influenced the Welsh devolution settlement. Manon’s lectureship is partly funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
Mae Manon George yn ddarlithydd Cyfraith Gyhoeddus yn Ysgol y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth Caerdydd lle mae hi'n darlithio trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Ariennir ei swydd yn rannol gan y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol ac mae ei chyfrifoldebau yn cynnwys datblygu a hyrwyddo darpariaeth cyfrwng Cymraeg yr Ysgol. Mae Manon yn aelod o Gangen y Coleg ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd, y Bwrdd Academaidd a Phanel y Gyfraith. Ei phrif ddiddordeb ymchwil yw maes Cyfraith Gyfansoddiadol ac yn arbennig Cyfraith Datganoli. Astudiodd Manon am ei gradd LLB yn y Gyfraith a'r Gymraeg a'i gradd LLM mewn Llywodraethu a Datganoli ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd. Cwblhaodd ei thraethawd hir LLM ar y testun,'Swyddfa Cymru: gorffennol, presennol a dyfodol?'
A week after the state of intergovernmental relations (IGR) in the UK was highlighted by the UK government’s law officers standing in opposition to their devolved counterparts in the UK Supreme Court, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee published a report on improving IGR after Brexit. Jack Sheldon discusses the methods by which England could gain distinct representation — something it currently lacks — in a new IGR system.
Brexit is re-making the UK’s constitution under our noses. The territorial constitution is particularly fragile. Pursuing Brexit, Theresa May’s government has stumbled into deep questions about devolution.
The UK in a Changing Europe has formed a new Brexit Policy Panel (BPP). The BPP is a cross-disciplinary group of over 100 leading social scientists created to provide ongoing analysis of where we have got to in the Brexit process, and to forecast where we are headed.
Members of the UK in a Changing Europe Brexit Policy Panel complete a monthly survey addressing three key areas of uncertainty around Brexit: if —and when—the UK will leave the EU; how Brexit will affect British politics; and what our relationship with the EU is likely to look like in the future. The CCC participates on the Panel.
The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee issued its report ‘Devolution and Exiting the EU: reconciling differences and building strong relationships’. Discussing its contents, Professor Nicola McEwen suggests that the report includes some practical recommendations, some of which were informed by CCC research. It also shines a light on some of the more difficult challenges ahead.
The politicisation of Brexit, combined with deteriorating relations between London and Dublin, has created a toxic atmosphere in Northern Ireland, says Mary Murphy, which will require imagination and possibly new institutions to resolve.