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Press Release: No surprises in UK government legal advice on Scottish independence, says Constitution Unit

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Commenting on the legal advice published today by the UK government, the Director of UCL’s Constitution Unit Prof Robert Hazell said:

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New Release of Constitute, now including the UK’s written “constitution”

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:30:52 +0000

The Constitution Unit is pleased to announce that a new version of Constitute is now available online. The new version has many new features and includes a number of new constitutions, including that of the UK. This will provide a tool for comparing extant UK constitutional laws with constitutional texts from across the globe.  Back in September […]

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Redrawing the boundaries: Contentious but crucial to fair elections

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:00:56 +0000

Patrick Tomison considers evidence submitted to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee inquiry which is assessing where the challenges lie when it comes to redrawing electoral boundaries in the UK. On 16 February 2011, the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act received Royal Assent. It sought to pursue the dual aim of reducing perceived over-representation […]

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Imagining a constitutional convention for the UK

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:00:54 +0000

On 12 November, Dr Alan Renwick and Katie Ghose spoke at a Unit seminar addressing the question ‘A Constitutional Convention for the UK: What form should it take?’ Sonali Campion reports. In the wake of the Scottish referendum, the idea of a constitutional convention is gaining popularity. It appeals to the public and the Conservatives […]

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