Can Scotland trust Westminster to transfer enough powers to seal it for a No result?
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:50 +0000
Brian Walker explores whether the pro-Union parties can offer enough devolution to persuade voters Scotland will be given priority if they vote No. On September 18 voters in Scotland will take a momentous decision based on two sets of uncertainty: on independence which is on the ballot paper and on more devolution which is not. A recent […]
Codifying the UK constitution: an exercise in reform or preservation?
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:00:48 +0000
If the UK gets a written constitution, will it seek simply to codify the current constitutional arrangement or will it present an opportunity for more fundamental changes? In light of a recent PCRC report assessing the desirability of a written constitution, Daniel Helen looks at recent codification proposals and considers the reforms they put forward. Behind the title […]
Defining the office of Prime Minister
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:00:36 +0000
The British Prime Minister has extensive and growing powers, yet the role is ill-defined in UK constitutional documents. Graham Allen argues in favour of clarifying the role of the Prime Minister. He also suggests it should become a directly elected office, to ensure that it is properly answerable to the UK public. It is symptomatic of the British […]