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Since December’s general election, proposals for Lords reform have abounded – emerging from both government briefings, and proposals ..read more

Nicola Sturgeon has stated her intention to endorse a modern Claim of Right for Scotland, but there has been little discussion about the ..read more

The Conservative Party manifesto promised a ‘Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission’, but as yet little is known about the ..read more

The Johnson government is committed to maintaining the core element of the electoral system – First Past the Post. But it has indicated ..read more

Should there be a referendum on the issue of Irish unification, the Irish government would be expected to play a central role. Etain Tannam ..read more

The Labour Party is currently engaged in picking a new leader. In recent years greater and greater powers have been given to party members ..read more

The Conservative manifesto pledged to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, but was silent about what, if anything, would replace it. ..read more

The 2019 parliament has passed its first statute: the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. Unusually for a major constitutional ..read more

Three years on from the collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive prompted by the RHI scandal, a power sharing government has returned to ..read more

Following the decision of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to withdraw from a frontline royal role, the nature and timing of that departure ..read more

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