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Meg Russell gives evidence on impact of Wright reforms in House of Commons

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Dr James Melton's Grant on Constitutional Excerpts Project Has Been Awarded

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Congratulations to Dr James Melton on his awarded grant from the Indigo Trust for the Constitutional Excerpts Project.

Book review on The Politics of Coalition

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Frontline Online (Oct 2012)

India can draw lessons from the solidarity of the Conservative-Lib-Dem coalition in Britain based on “the knowledge that too much open division would threaten cohesion and even survival”.

Video: What Place for the Referendum in the UK?

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Prof Vernon Bogdanor

Venue: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, Gordon House

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A referendum on Britain’s EU membership is a sure fire way to encourage the breakup of the UK

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:00:55 +0000

David Cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on the UK’s EU membership if his Conservative party wins a majority at the British general election in May. Jo Murkens writes on the impact an EU referendum would have on the UK’s place in Europe and on the UK as a whole. A referendum on European […]

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Austerity, inequality and the Scottish approach to economic growth

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:30:20 +0000

On 11 February 2015, Nicola Sturgeon spoke at an event co-hosted by the Constitution Unit and the UCL Department of Political Science. Sam Sharp reports on the event. Recent predictions suggest the Scottish National Party (SNP) could win as many as 54 seats in May. A poll surge of this kind is not what most […]

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Governing in an ever looser union

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:00:32 +0000

Governing is becoming increasingly difficult as devolution accelerates but a new Institute for Government report has identified ways to make it easier. Here, Akash Paun summarises the report’s key findings. Even when severe political disagreements come between the UK’s four governments – as during the Scottish independence referendum campaign – civil servants can and do communicate and […]

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