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21st June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Former Labour MP and MSP Margaret Curran assesses Scottish Labour's performance in the General Election and contemplates what comes next for the party.

21st June 2017
post by Juliet Swann

Juliet Swan suggests that we should be insisting on proportional representation and forenotice of coalition ‘red lines’ before the next General Election.

20th June 2017
post by Michael Keating

The failure of the UK Conservatives to secure their mandate reopens the question; What sort of Brexit will we have and what's the future of the United Kingdom itself? Michael Keating looks at what's next.

20th June 2017
post by Paul Cairney

A report from the Commission on Parliamentary Reform is published today. Paul Cairney shares his thoughts on the report and how it's now the perfect time to think about maximising the benefits of Scottish devolution.

19th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny explain that the territorial balance of the new Commons could cause the West Lothian question to come back to the fore – though not solely in relation to England.

19th June 2017
post by Nicola McEwen

Brexit poses profound challenges for relations between the UK and devolved governments. But, can the lack of understanding and trust that characterised intergovernmental relations in the months before the election give way to more positive relationships?

19th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Sarah Childs, Meryl Kenny and Jessica Smith discuss the fact that there were more women MPs elected than ever before. But be under no illusion, the House of Commons is still unrepresentative.

14th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Marco Biagi, Yale University, on the General Election result and how in any other election 35 MPs would have been a magnificent result for the Scottish National Party.

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