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Wednesday’s vote is likely to be remembered as the day when 84% of MPs at Westminster voted to set the UK on a rapid path to Brexit, says Kirsty Hughes, with the Tory government of the day supported by the main Labour opposition.
The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee has published its report into intergovernmental relations in the UK. The report, which draws heavily on evidence provided by CCC fellows, argues that the under-developed nature of inter-institutional relations has been brought into sharp focus by the result of the EU referendum.
Theresa May has repeatedly declared her commitment to involving the devolved governments in the Brexit process. In this post, Nicola McEwen discusses the likely dynamics of Brexit negotiations between the UK’s four governments. She argues that if the intergovernmental process fails to give a meaningful voice to the devolved governments this could have serious and long-lasting repercussions for territorial politics across the UK.
Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny of the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London assess English votes for English laws a year after its introduction.
Following the High Court’s ruling on whether the UK Parliament should be involved in the activation of the Article 50 process to leave the EU, Tobias Lock analyses the judgement.