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Trying to keep up with the ever-changing debate over constitutional change? You’re not alone. We are very excited to announce the launch of our podcast, Constitutionally Sound! In episode 1, our host, Allan Little, discusses Brexit, devolution and the future of the Union with CCC's Nicola McEwen and Philip Rycroft.
Devolution or delegation? What the revolt of the metro mayors over lockdown tells us about English devolution
Michael Kenny and Tom Kelsey, the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, discuss the row between Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham and Westminster over tier 3 restrictions in October, which they argue highlight the imbalance in the UK model of devolution. What impact will this have on the existing model of devolution in England?
A long read from Greg Davies, Cardiff University, discussing intergovernmental relations during the Brexit process and how the UK Internal Market Bill represents a failure of soft law.
Michael Keating discusses the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, exploring its aims and the challenges the Scottish Government face with this Bill.
Giada Lagana, Cardiff University, discusses her new book 'The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process'. In this blog, Giada provides an overview of the book and explores the role of the EU in the Northern Ireland peace process, as well as its role more generally in peace building, and the impact of Brexit for Northern Ireland.
Judith Sijsterman details how the Flemish sub-state approach has incorporated populist narratives and how this populist turn has led to the adoption of an identitarian approach.
Taken from his chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Scottish Politics, David Heald, University of Glasgow, discusses the intergovernmental conflicts between the UK Government and devolved governments in the context of UK devolution finance.
The Irish Sea and the maritime borders between Britain and Ireland, needs to receive more focus in Brexit discussions argue Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork and Rhys Jones, Aberystwyth University, as the UK’s Internal Market Bill, could significantly affect UK ports like Liverpool, Holyhead, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock and Milford Haven, and the Irish ports of Dublin and Rosslare.