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The Guardian: Northern newspapers demand ‘revolution’ in region’s treatment

By Helen Pidd 10 June 2019 More than 30 newspapers and news websites in the north of England have published front pages demanding “a revolution” in how the region is treated by government. Along with dozens of regional politicians and business leaders,

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Financial Times: How to bridge England’s north-south divide

By the Editorial Board 4 June 2019 Britain’s regional inequalities are deeply-rooted. After William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and seized the English throne, he ventured north to pacify the wilder parts of his new kingdom.

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BrexitCentral: Here are the constitutional questions that Brexit Britain must face in the 2020s

Brexit will be no more than a blip in the history of the UK’s commercial and political relationships with Europe and the world; the enduring legacy of the Brexit saga will be the damage it has done to the institutions

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The Economist: The next to blow

Brexit is already a political crisis. Sooner or later it will become a constitutional one, too. 30 May 2019 By The Economist Britons pride themselves on their “unwritten” constitution. America, France and Germany need rules to be set down in

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House of Lords marks twenty years of devolution and the role of the devolved administrations

23 May 2019 Lord Peter Hain said “There is unfinished business of devolution in England outside London. That is not sustainable and the Government need to address it. I recommend the Bill introduced to this House by the noble Lord,

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The Guardian: London-centric decision-making led to Brexit, says Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester mayor says government must trust regions to make their own decisions By Helen Pidd 8 May 2019 A failure by successive governments to break “London-centric decision-making” led to the Brexit vote and “the political mess the country is

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Financial Times: At the whim of the Tory party, Scots have been told to surrender their European identity

By Philip Stephens 1 May 2019 When Scotland voted to maintain the union with England, the argument that separation would diminish both nations seemed compelling. Five years on, Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit has broken the bargain. Scotland’s first minister and leader

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The Times view on proposals to reform the House of Lords

New constitutional approaches are needed to better represent regional areas 22 April 2019 Murdo Fraser is not the first politician to propose reforming the House of Lords in an attempt to make it more representative of a changing union. The

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Financial Times: How struggling towns are starting to shape UK politics

18 April 2019 By Andy Bounds In 1981 after a summer of urban riots, environment secretary Michael Heseltine wrenched government policy towards the city. He convinced Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet, which had discussed the “managed decline” of Liverpool, to pour hundreds

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The Telegraph: The Prime Minister has a point: a no-deal Brexit could unravel our United Kingdom

By William Hague 8 April 2019 Any approach by a prime minister to the leader of the opposition to work out a joint solution to the nation’s most pressing issue is fraught with risks and dangers. It is undoubtedly infuriating

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