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9th February 2015
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The Political and Constitutional Affairs Committee took evidence from academics in a session to scrutinise pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft clauses for a Bill to implement further devolution to Scotland.
4th February 2015
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The House of Lords Constitution Committee questioned leading academics Professor Michael Keating and Dr Mark Elliott as part of its scrutiny of the draft clauses of a future Scotland Bill.
9th January 2015
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Presentation by David Bell at Insider Top 500 Business Breakfast 2015, Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh
7th January 2015
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The House of Lords Constitution Committee took evidence from leading constitutional academics Professor Alan Trench, Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Professor Nicola McEwen and Professor Alan Page.
11th December 2014
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Academics from the CCC giving evidence at the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee
11th November 2014
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Nicola McEwen and David Bell giving evidence at the Welfare Reform Committee
28th October 2014
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David Bell giving evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2015-16
28th October 2014
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The choice Scotland makes in the referendum on 18 September 2014 - whether or not to be an independent country - has dominated political debate. But what happens after the referendum?

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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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