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The Daily Express: ‘Abolish House of Lords!’ Peer backs radical Westminster reform when EU hands back power

By Martina Bet 25 August 2019 Lord Salisbury – the former Leader of the House of Lords – explained why the upper house needs abolishing or reforming, especially in the face of Brexit, while advocating for a Bill which could

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The Daily Express: Brexiteer Gisela Stuart reveals real lessons of 2016 referendum for British voting

Gisela Stuart reveals the most fundamental lesson parliamentarians should learn from the disastrous 2016 Brexit referendum, while advocating for a Bill which could prevent Britain falling into a real constitutional crisis, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk. By Martina Bet

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The Daily Express: The constitutional change that could have saved Brexit referendum result

Boris Johnson is committed to leaving the EU on October 31 “whatever the circumstances”, but a group of Remain-supporting ministers and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn are currently attempting to undermine his bid to negotiate a new Brexit deal with

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The Guardian: Nationalism in England is not just a rightwing nostalgia trip

By John Denham Campaigners for ‘remain and reform’ need to offer a new democratic settlement to win over hearts and minds. 13 August 2019 Over the past three years the spectre of a rampant English nationalism has gripped the imagination

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The Times: Tories must fight to keep Scotland in the Union

By Iain Martin 8 August 2019 This has not been a good few days for the Union. In Scotland this week almost every person I talked to who wants to remain part of the United Kingdom was worried or fatalistic

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BBC News: ‘Bad’ Brexit could lead to ‘UK’s destruction’ – Carwyn Jones

4 August 2019 Brexit “done badly” could lead to “the UK’s own destruction”, Wales’ former first minister Carwyn Jones has warned. He said Boris Johnson’s “do or die” approach to Brexit had left him concerned about the break up of the UK

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The Guardian: How Boris Johnson could trigger the breakup of the United Kingdom

1 August 2019 By Martin Kettle In a distant echo of a medieval monarch’s royal progress around the realm, Boris Johnson has been journeying on a prime ministerial grand tour around the country to show his new subjects who is

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Newsnight: “Something radical needs to be done to save the Union”

30 July 2019 The Constitution Reform Group’s Act of Union Bill was discussed (referring to Philip Johnson’s article about us in The Telegraph) on Newsnight between Emily Maitlis and Liz Bates (The Yorkshire Post). You can access the full episode

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The Telegraph: If the PM wants to save the Union, a radical new plan for a federal UK could be the answer

By Philip Johnson 30 July 2019 Tucked away in the Tate Gallery in London is a portrait of a magnificently bewigged 18th century politician, John Smith, Speaker of the Commons. He was one of the Commissioners charged with arranging the

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Constitution Reform Group to speak at Aberystwyth University, Thursday 24 October 2019

Lord Hain, Sir Paul Silk and the Rt Hon Gisela Stuart, all members of the Constitution Reform Group Steering Committee, will be speaking at Aberystwyth University about the Act of Union Bill 2018 and the Group’s proposals on Thursday 24

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