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Belfast Newsletter – David Burnside: After 40 years, now is the time to reform the UUUC

11 March 2017 The present pressures, divisions and weaknesses within unionism and the electoral resurgence of Irish republicanism demand the reformation of the United Ulster Unionist Council. Whilst one should not over exaggerate the crisis within unionism, the recent Assembly

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Reaction – Use Brexit to reform the Lords and overhaul the UK’s constitution

6 March 2017 My grandfather told me that before the arrival of Life Peers in 1958 that the House of Lords was dying on its feet. It had failed to die in a ditch in 1911, but the shadow of

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The Guardian – Peter Hain: hard Brexit puts Northern Ireland peace process at risk

27 February 2017  The government’s push for a hard Brexit could come “at a dangerously high cost” for peace across the Irish border, a former Northern Ireland secretary has warned as the article 50 bill is scrutinised in the Lords. Peter Hain,

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The New Statesman – “What kind of England?”

8th SEPTEMBER 2016 Harlow in Essex was a Labour-held seat as recently as the start of 2010. Created under the New Towns Act 1946, it has long been a bellwether constituency. The Labour Party won it in three consecutive general

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The New Statesman – “the Constitution Reform Group’s proposals are welcome”

Leader: Can Theresa May save the UK? 14th July 2016 The UK is imperilled as an entity. As Prime Minister, Ms May must seek to unite not just the country, but all of Britain. Theresa May, who this week became the

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Belfast Telegraph – Why a radical new Act of Union could resolve the UK’s political crisis

Why a radical new Act of Union could resolve the UK’s political crisis Groundbreaking proposals would give much-needed stability in midst of constitutional turmoil, writes David WB Burnside It would be an understatement to say that the political and constitutional

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The Herald – New Act of Union Bill published

New Act of Union Bill published to create a federal UK and stave off Scottish independence DEVOLUTION should be “turned upside down” to create a federal Britain, a group of senior cross-party politicians insists today as it publishes a draft

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The Telegraph – To preserve the Union, we might have to go our separate ways

To preserve the Union, we might have to go our separate ways 19 JULY 2016 Sometimes, the simplest event can exemplify the most complex of arrangements. The fact that these islands sent three teams to the recent European football championships

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CRG Act of Union Bill Launched

  Cross Party Group launches new Act of Union to save the UK Today the Constitution Reform Group (CRG) publishes a new draft Act of Union to rebalance and stabilise the constitutional relationships between the four nations of the United

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The Guardian – Brexit vote paves way for federal union

Brexit vote paves way for federal union to save UK, says all-party group Exclusive: Proposed constitutional reform would give each nation and region of the UK full sovereignty over its own affairs Martin Kettle Monday 11 July 2016 The governance

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