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17th December 2018
post by Sionaidh Dougla...

The Supreme Court's ruling on the Scottish Continuity Bill gave both sides something but acknowledged that the vast bulk of the Bill was within Holyrood's competence at the time it was passed however, suggests Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, the strong feeling that devolved interests are not taken seriously highlights underlying fractures within the Union.

14th December 2018
post by Michael Keating

Disagreements about the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland are about more than practical considerations of where customs checks should be performed, says Michael Keating.

14th December 2018
Guest post by David Eiser

Derek MacKay’s third budget of this parliamentary session was doomed to be overshadowed by events at Westminster.

12th December 2018
post by Coree Brown Swan

Although the N-VA has insisted it left the Belgian government to pursue ’principled opposition’ those principle are, says Coree Brown Swan, at the very least informed by a strategy that allows it to maintain policy influence from outside government while countering the electoral threat posed by a resurgent Vlaams Belang.

12th December 2018
post by Jack Sheldon

Conservative MPs who offer their Unionism as the basis of their rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement have a very particular understanding of both the Union and Conservatism, says Jack Sheldon.

11th December 2018
post by Jonathan Evershed

Theresa May's public recognition of the realities of the Norther Irish border in her Commons speech withdrawing the Meaningful Vote was, says Jonathan Evershed, much too little and far too late.

29th November 2018
post by Centre on Const...

The Centre has welcomed Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament (2002-2004), as new member to its advisory board.

19th November 2018
post by Nicola McEwen

Disagreements between the UK, Welsh and Scottish Governments are about more than inter-party rivalry, says Nicola McEwen, they reflect a very real disagreement about how policy can be made - and by whom.

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