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Farewell to the Commons: Reflections on parliamentary change over 40 years 

Rt Hon Sir George Young MP & Rt Hon Jack Straw MP

4 March 2015, 18:00

Commitee Room 8, House Of Commons

Forecasting the 2015 Election result, and preparing for a hung Parliament

Sir Gus O’Donnell and David Cowling (BBC)
12 March 2015, 17.30

Medical Sciences 131, A V Hill LT Medical Sciences building

(Joint with SPP Policy and Practice Seminar)

The 2010 Parliament — and a look forward

Lord Lisvane, formerly Sir Robert Rogers

16 March 2015, 17:00

Commitee Room 1, House Of Lords

Coalition or Minority Government in May?

Prof Robert Hazell & The Rt Hon Peter Riddell (IFG)

15 April 2015, 13:00

Council Room, 29-31 Tavistock Square

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A referendum on Britain’s EU membership is a sure fire way to encourage the breakup of the UK

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:00:55 +0000

David Cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on the UK’s EU membership if his Conservative party wins a majority at the British general election in May. Jo Murkens writes on the impact an EU referendum would have on the UK’s place in Europe and on the UK as a whole. A referendum on European […]


Austerity, inequality and the Scottish approach to economic growth

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:30:20 +0000

On 11 February 2015, Nicola Sturgeon spoke at an event co-hosted by the Constitution Unit and the UCL Department of Political Science. Sam Sharp reports on the event. Recent predictions suggest the Scottish National Party (SNP) could win as many as 54 seats in May. A poll surge of this kind is not what most […]


Governing in an ever looser union

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:00:32 +0000

Governing is becoming increasingly difficult as devolution accelerates but a new Institute for Government report has identified ways to make it easier. Here, Akash Paun summarises the report’s key findings. Even when severe political disagreements come between the UK’s four governments – as during the Scottish independence referendum campaign – civil servants can and do communicate and […]

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