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2nd December 2015
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On November 26th, the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) organised the academic debate “Independence Movements in Europe. Threat or Opportunity for the EU?” in cooperation with the Centre on Constitutional Change of the University of Edinburgh and with presence of the Delegate of the Government of Catalonia to the UK and Ireland, Josep Suàrez Iborra.
11th November 2015
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On Wednesday 11 November the House of Lords Constitution Committee heard evidence on the purpose of the Union between the constituent nations of the United Kingdom, and on the principles that should underpin the UK's devolution settlement.
26th October 2015
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The latest edition of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University Podcast. In this edition, the Centre's Director Prof. Richard Wyn Jones talks to the lawyers Manon George (Wales Governance Centre) and Emyr Lewis (Senior Partner for Wales, Blake Morgan LLP) on their reactions and thoughts on the recent Draft Wales Bill.
13th October 2015
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An evening of reflection run by Five Million Questions, looking back at the year since the Scottish Referendum.
1st September 2015
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Ewen Cameron, Professor of Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh, consider the recent general election in its historical context. He asks whether the surge for the SNP and their resulting dominance of representation at Westminster is the result of a failure of the union or a failure of Unionist politics. 
8th June 2015
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Professor Kirstein Rummery discusses the Fairer, Caring Nations research project, which is investigating the impact of childcare and long-term care policies on gender equality. The project is a comparative study focussing on both devolved and state-level nations. 
14th May 2015
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Massive SNP gains at the general election were one of the stories of the night. Paul Cairney and Craig McAngus look ahead to what their success means for the Union, the process of devolution and the SNP. 
13th May 2015
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Craig McAngus was interviewed on Friday 8 May 2015 about the recent UK General Election. He was asked how the Labour party can recover from this defeat?

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  • 22nd January 2019

    The UK is increasingly polarised by Brexit identities and they seem to have become stronger than party identities, a new academic report finds. Only one in 16 people did not have a Brexit identity, while more than one in five said they had no party identity. Sir John Curtice’s latest analysis of public opinion on a further referendum finds there has been no decisive shift in favour of another referendum. The report, Brexit and public opinion 2019, by The UK in a Changing Europe, provides an authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date guide to public opinion on each of the key issues around Brexit. CCC Fellow, Dr Coree Brown Swan contributed a chapter on "the SNP, Brexit and the politics of independence"

  • 22nd January 2019

    In the papers accompanying the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill published at the end of 2018, the UK Government says that it is “exploring opportunities to co-design the final proposals with the devolved administrations.” There are clear benefits in having strong co-operation and collaboration across the UK in the oversight of our environmental law and performance. Yet the challenge of finding a way forward in terms of working together is substantial since each part of the UK is in a different position at present. Given where things stand today, it may be better to accept that a good resolution is not possible immediately and to revisit the issue at a later stage - so long as there is a strong commitment to return and not allow interim arrangements to become fixed. Colin Reid, Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Dundee examines the issues.

  • 17th January 2019

    Richard Parry assesses a memorable day in UK parliamentary history as the Commons splits 432-202 on 15 January 2019 against the Government's recommended Brexit route. It was the most dramatic night at Westminster since the Labour government’s defeat on a confidence motion in 1979.

  • 17th January 2019

    What is the Irish government’s Brexit wish-list? The suggestion that Irish unity, as opposed to safeguarding political and economic stability, is the foremost concern of the Irish government is to misunderstand and misrepresent the motivations of this key Brexit stakeholder, writes Mary C. Murphy (University College Cork).

  • 17th January 2019

    Brexit is in trouble but not because of the Irish backstop, argues the CCC's Michael Keating.

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