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2nd March 2018
post by Michael Kenny

With little enough fanfare, Cabinet Office Minister David Liddington MP set out how Britain will operate post-Brexit. Prof Michael Kenny and Jack Sheldon consider what he had to say.

1st March 2018
post by Michael Keating

The Irish border has proved to be one of the most intractable aspects of Brexit, says Michael Keating, and the proposals put forward by the UK Government show little signs of being endorsed by Dublin or, as a result, Brussels.

2nd February 2018
post by Richard Parry

Richard Parry discusses the attempts to express political objectives in secure legal wording as Brexit progresses.

29th January 2018
post by Stephen Tierney

Stephen Tierney looks at the comprehensive and critical report published today by The House of Lords Constitution Committee on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (‘the Bill’).

15th January 2018
post by Centre on Const...

We are looking for a Communications and Policy Engagement Officer to lead the communications and policy engagement activities on behalf of the Directors of the Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC) and the academic project team. You would develop and implement a communications and engagement strategy to ensure maximum impact and uptake of the CCC’s research.

8th January 2018
post by Luis Moreno

The key to understanding the 2017 Catalan election is to be found in another vote that took place two years earlier and, says Luis Moreno, a realization that Catalan politics is polarized.

8th January 2018
post by Willem Sas

What lessons might the economic theory of fiscal federalism have for the Catalan and Spanish administrations, asks Dr Willem Sas,

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  • 7th February 2019

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  • 1st February 2019

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