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Constitution Reform Group at the ‘Remaking the UK Constitution’ conference – University of Oxford, Friday 22 February 2019

The Rt Hon Gisela Stuart, a member of the Constitution Reform Group Steering Committee, will be participating in the “Brexit and the UK Constitution” session at the ‘Remaking the UK Constitution’ conference at the University of Oxford between 2pm to

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New Statesman: Leader: Ill fares the land

23 January 2019 By New Statesman The Brexiteers’ promise during the 2016 EU referendum was that the United Kingdom would “take back control”. The ensuing two and a half years have shown how unfit Britain is to do so. As

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The Guardian: Post-Brexit Britain may need a constitution – or face disintegration

By Vernon Bogdanor The EU is the glue that holds the UK together. Devolution and the Good Friday agreement are now under grave threat 18 January 2019 Can the uncodified British constitution survive Brexit? The Brexiteers sought to “take back

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The Times: After Brexit, our politics needs an overhaul

By Iain Martin 10 January 2019 While the Commons rips itself apart a significant plan for constitutional reform is about to be debated by the Lords A rare example of a welcome parliamentary innovation has been the decision to hire

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The Spectator: a letter from Lord Lexden

8 January 2019 Sir: How astonishing that the historian Robert Toms (‘Beyond Brexit’, 15 December) should think that the Lords might ‘at last be seriously reformed’ after more than a century of schemes that foundered in the Commons. MPs have

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Towards a New Act of Union with Lord Hain and Sir Paul Silk at the Wales Governance Centre, 26 November 2018

On 26 November 2018 Lord Hain and Sir Paul Silk, on behalf of the Constitution Reform Group, hosted a discussion at the Wales Governance Centre in Cardiff University about the Act of Union Bill 2018. The well-attended event, “Towards a New Act of Union”, attracted many opinion-formers

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Reflections on the Union: Past, Present, and Future

On 18 October 2018, These Islands, the Constitution Reform Group and the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research (ILCR) at the University of St Andrews hosted an academic workshop and panel event, “Reflections on the Union: Past, Present, and Future”

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The House Magazine: The Act of Union Bill

October 2018 The Constitution Reform Group has published its Act of Union Bill aimed at rebalancing the constitutional relationship between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Lord Lisvane explains. Over the last twenty years and more, a feature of the

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The Telegraph: The shambolic Battle for Brexit is almost over, but the Battle for Britain has just begun

By Philip Johnston 9 October 2018 Will independence from the EU break apart the UK? When the Battle for Brexit is over, will the Battle for Britain begin; or more accurately, the Battle for the United Kingdom? Will the political

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Act of Union Bill to be introduced in the House of Lords by Lord Lisvane on 9th October 2018

The Constitution Reform Group is delighted to announce that our long-awaited Act of Union Bill will be introduced in the House of Lords on Tuesday 9th October 2018 by Lord Lisvane, a member of the Group’s Steering Committee. The Bill

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