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The myth of a growing sense of English identity

Friday, 14 December 2018

England remains the only country in the UK to lack its own national parliament, and there is no indication that this is likely to change in the near future. Here, Sir John Curtice discusses the extent which those who identify as having a distinctive English identity have grown in number, and if this is translates into […]

On restoring responsible political parties

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

As calls for another Brexit referendum grow ever louder, Frances McCall Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro discuss their new book, Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself, in which they argue that attempts to decentralise political decision-making in the US and UK have made governments and political parties less effective and damaged their ability to address constituents’ long-term interests.  Since the […]

A second Brexit referendum looks increasingly likely: what key questions need to be addressed?

Monday, 03 December 2018

Widespread negative reactions to Theresa May’s Brexit deal have focused increasing attention on a possible further EU referendum. With MPs appearing poised to vote down the Withdrawal Agreement, a referendum could provide a way out of the apparent deadlock. But how would it work in practice? Ahead of the parliamentary debate, Meg Russell and Alan […]

Understanding English identity and institutions in a changing United Kingdom

Thursday, 29 November 2018

The current devolution settlement has left England as the only UK country subject to permanent direct rule from Westminster, which has the dual role of governing both the UK and England. In their new book, Akash Paun, Michael Kenny and Iain McLean have been exploring some of the key arguments concerning the status of England within the […]

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