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The EU referendum, one year on: public debate

Friday, 23 June 2017

Today is the first anniversary of the EU referendum. To mark this the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative and Political Studies Association have published a collection of essays titled EU Referendum: One Year On. Alan Renwick‘s contribution, focusing on the continuing weakness of public debate around Brexit and how it might be strengthened, is re-produced […]

Ask the Experts: Legal and Constitutional Implications of Brexit

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

On 13 June UCL Public Policy and the House of Commons Library jointly hosted an ‘Ask the Experts’ event on the legal and constitutional implications of Brexit. The panel consisted of specialists from both institutions. Marc Phoon reports. The possible economic and social consequences of Brexit were central features of the referendum debate and continue to […]

EVEL won’t worry the new government – but the West Lothian question may well do

Monday, 19 June 2017

Following the election result some pundits have suggested that English votes for English laws might be an obstacle to the government, given its reliance on support from non-English MPs, whilst others have suggested the procedures might provide the government with an enhanced English majority. In this post Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny explain that neither […]

After the general election: what’s next?

Friday, 16 June 2017

Just two days after the general election, Professor Meg Russell, Dr Jennifer Hudson and Dr Alan Renwick of the Constitution Unit spoke at UCL’s It’s All Academic festival about the constitutional and political fallout. Michela Palese summarises what they said. Theresa May called for a snap election on 18 April in order to increase the […]

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