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Stability of the Union debated in the House of Lords on Thursday 17 January 2019

Lord Lisvane said, “Whatever the results of Brexit, the strains upon the Union are likely to increase. Two out of the four constituent parts of the UK voted differently from the UK-wide outcome. The repatriation of powers from the EU

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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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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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Constitution Reform Group and These Islands event – University of St Andrews, 18 October 2018

These Islands and the Constitution Reform Group, along with the University of St Andrews Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research, will host a one-day workshop and panel discussion: Reflections on the Union: Past, Present, and Future, on Thursday 18th October in Parliament Hall, University of St Andrews. Reflections on the

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The Times: The House of Lords has cooked its goose

By Iain Martin 17 May 2018 Some of my best friends are members of the House of Lords, which makes what I am about to say painful. They should be abolished. Or rather, the Lords should be subject to a

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Lecture at King’s College London, 27th November 2017

The Constitution Reform Group held a lecture at King’s College London on the 27th November 2017.  

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BrexitCentral: We need a new Act of Union to meet the challenges of Brexit

By Daniel Greenberg 21 April 2017 The best reason for not restructuring the constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom is that while everything is working well it is best to leave it alone. In a number of ways, the Brexit

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