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Dr Meg Russell on Parliament and Syria

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Meg Russell News Night 30/08/13

Meg Russell comments on Parliament and Syria on BBC Newsnight, 29th August 2013. Meg Russell says, "over the last decade - particularly in the run up to Iraq - we've seen more pressure for parliament to have explicit decsion making power.

Video: Guy Lodge and Sir Leigh Lewis - Civil Service Accountability

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Guy Lodge and Sir Leigh Lewis spoke at the Constitution Unit seminar on 18th June 2013 on Civil Service Accountability

Unit in the news: Meg Russell comments on the new peerage list

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Meg Russell's work on Lords has received a lot of attention in the light of the recent additions to the House of Lords. She has been cited in the following articles:

Press Release: Lords appointments urgently need regulation: Constitution Unit

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hoflappointments

Today's appointments to the House of Lords - with 30 new peers announced - again demonstrates the urgent need for regulation of prime ministerial patronage powers, says Constitution Unit Deputy Director and Lords expert Meg Russell.

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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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Reflections on the Speaker’s Digital Democracy Commission report

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:00:37 +0000

Cristina Leston-Bandeira looks back at a year spent considering the options for the use of digital in UK government. She highlights key lessons that emerged from the process and introduces the report published on 26 January 2015. Last month’s launch of the report of the Speaker’s Digital Democracy Commission (DDC) marks the end of an extraordinarily […]

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