The Constitution Unit



The Monitor is the Constitution Unit's newsletter and is published three times a year. It contains analysis of constitutional developments across the UK, information about the the Unit’s research and publications, and details of relevant events held by the Unit and other organisations.

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Monitor 70: Brexit: The uncertain road ahead (November 2018)
Monitor 69: Rethinking referendums (July 2018)
Monitor 68: A constitution in flux (March 2018)
Monitor 67: Brexit blues (November 2017)
Monitor 66: The most unexpected election (June 2017)
Monitor 65: Testing constitutional times (February 2017)
Monitor 64: Brexit and the transformation of British politics (October 2016)
Monitor 63: The EU Referendum: A fair process? (June 2016)
Monitor 62: The Lords: Crisis? What crisis? (February 2016)
Monitor 61: The new government’s constitutional reform programme (October 2015)
Monitor 60: The Conservatives’ constitutional reform programme (June 2015)
Monitor 59: Preparing for another hung parliament (February 2015)
Monitor 58: Scotland, England and the Union (October 2014)
Monitor 57: Scottish Independence: the Countdown (June 2014)
Monitor 56: Code of Constitutional Standards (February 2014)
Monitor 55: Major New International Venture The Launch of Constitute: The World’s Constitutions to Read, Search and Compare (November 2013)
Monitor 54: The Coalition at Three (June 2013)
Monitor 53: Commission on a Bill of Rights Reports (February 2013)
Monitor 52: Lords Reform: Dead, or Just Resting? (October 2012)
Monitor 51: Scottish Independence: The Battle Lines are Drawn (June 2012)
Monitor 50: Will the Queen's Diamond Jubilee change the Rules of Succession? (January 2012)
Monitor 49: Clegg Delivers for the Conservatives (October 2011)
Monitor 48: A Tale of Two Referendums (June 2011)
Monitor 47: Constitutional reforms hit trouble in Parliament (January 2011)
Monitor 46: Government haste puts flagship bills at risk (October 2010)
Monitor 45: Post Election Edition (June 2010)
Monitor 44: Constitutional Issues in the Election (January 2010)
Monitor 43: Labour's Last Fling on Constitutional Reform (September 2009)
Monitor 42: CSPL Inquiry into MPs' Expenses (May 2009)
Monitor 41: Constitutional Reform Put On Hold (January 2009)
Monitor 40: Governance of Britain One Year On (September 2008)
Monitor 39: The 'Constitutional Renewal' Agenda Moves Forward (May 2008)
Monitor 38: Scotland: Toward a New Settlement? (January 2008)
Monitor 37: Gordon Brown and the Constitution (September 2007)
Monitor 36: Lords Reform: Progress at Last? (May 2007)
Special Supplement: Scottish and Welsh Elections 2007: Towards a New Devolution Settlement?
Monitor 35: The Union under Strain (January 2007)
Monitor 34: Human Rights Sabre Rattling (September 2006)
Monitor 33: Party Donors, Peerages and the Constitution (May 2006)
Cabinet Reshuffle Insert
Monitor 32: Parliament Bites Back (January 2006)
Monitor 31: Welsh Devolution: The next steps (September 2005)
Monitor 30:  FOI goes Live in 2005 (April 2005)
2005 General Election Supplement
Monitor 29: Elected regions hit the buffers (January 2005)
Monitor 28: Voters want choice in voting methods (September 2004)
Monitor 27: After Thirty Years, the UK again faces a Referendum (June 2004)
Monitor 26: Voting Systems all up for Review (March 2004)
Monitor 25: Constitutional Battles Ahead (December 2003)
Monitor 24: The Reshuffle in Perspective (September 2003)
Monitor 23: Rainbow Parliament in Scotland (June 2003)
Monitor 22: Lords Reform Ends in Shambles (March 2003)
Monitor 21: The Meaning of Modernisation (December 2002)
Monitor 20: PR Commission (August 2002)
Monitor 19: Regional Rejig (June 2002)
Monitor 18: Parliament Awakening? (March 2002)
Monitor 17: Lords Reform Stage Two: Wakeham or What? (December 2001)
Monitor 16: Whitehall's Constitutional Duo (September 2001)
Monitor 15: Constitutional Shake Up in Whitehall Do Britain's Political Parties Understand Devolution? (June 2001)
Monitor 14: Labour's Second Term Agenda (March 2001)
Monitor 13: The State and the Nations (December 2000)
Monitor 12: Rights Unleashed? (September 2000)
Monitor 11: Legislative Logjam (June 2000)
Monitor 10: Devolution Hots Up (March 2000)
Monitor 9: Reforming the House of Lords and Lessons from Overseas (December 1999)
Monitor 8: Unit Wins £1m Grant for Devolution Programme (September 1999)
Monitor 7: Devolution Dawns (June 1999)
Monitor 6: Constitutional Futures (March 1999)
Monitor 5: Constitutional Futures (December 1998)
Monitor 4: Year Two: Home Office takes the lead (September 1998)
Monitor 3: Constitution Unit expands again (May 1998)
Monitor 2: Lords Reform 1,2,3... (March 1998)
Monitor 1: Constitution Unit moves to School of Public Policy in UCL (September 1997)