News and opinion
There has been a steady flow of daily statisics for Covid-19 cases in the UK, however, these are most probably understatements of true numbers. John Houston, University of Stirling, provides an in-depth analysis of Covid-19 cases and 'excess' death rates to allow comparisons between Scotland, England and Wales.
After Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, how can intergovernmental relations in the UK be more effective? Nicola McEwen, Michael Kenny, Jack Sheldon and Coree Brown Swan discuss.
Covid-19 has demonstrated that the each part of the UK is governed different, however, CCC Co-Director Nicola McEwen argues that Brexit negotiations provide a stark contrast as the priorities of the four territories have been overshadowed by the UK government's monopoly of the negotiation process.
Voting takes place later this week on 'Our Shared Future' Programme for Government - agreed between Ireland's Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party. Mary C Murphy, University College Cork, analyses what this might mean for the Northern Ireland peace process, Brexit and Ireland's relationship with the UK and its devolved nations.
The general emergence from lockdown is in full flow. Richard Parry discusses the contrasts between England, Scotland and Ireland in the way the process is being managed and the evidence assessed.
Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork, reflects on all that's happened since the Irish General Election and analyses Our Shared Future, Ireland's new Programme for Government.
Greg Davies and Dan Wincott, Cardiff University, examine press coverage across four major court judgements from after the 2016 Brexit referendum and how this shaped the UK's constitutional politics.
Guest blog from Professor Emyr Lewis and Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz, Aberystwyth University, interpreting the lockdown provisions in the Public Health (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Jean-François Dupré discusses recent events in Hong Kong, where the central government has undertaken to impose its National Security Law (NSL). What is the likely impact on the democracy movement and Hong Kong's constitution?