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

Andy Bounds April 18, 2019 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 of

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University of Winchester event – Routes to an English Parliament

On the 11th January 2019, the University of Winchester’s Centre for English Identity & Politics (CEIP) and Centre for Parliament and Public Law (CPPL) joined forces for a day-long seminar at Winchester Cathedral to consider how an English Parliament, if it was ever thought

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

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 to

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Bloomberg Businessweek: Brexit Exposes Painful Disconnect Between England and Britain

By Alan Crawford 12 April 2019 At first glance, there’s little to betray the village of Edington’s status as the lodestar of Brexit. Squeezed between the chalk hills of Salisbury Plain and Wiltshire’s clay downs to the north, Edington lacks

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Financial Times: Goodbye EU, and goodbye the United Kingdom

Philip Stevens 4 April 2019 During the spring of 1975 the Wall Street Journal ran a powerful headline. “Goodbye Great Britain”, the American business newspaper declared. The UK was known as the sick man of Europe. Investors were taking flight

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Financial Times: Could Brexit Break the Union?

By Mischa Glenny 22 March 2019 My A-level history course at school taught me about the English civil war: a feckless crypto-Catholic king denying earthy parliamentarians their natural rights as true sons of England. This interpretation is hopelessly outdated now,

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Follow us on Twitter!

10 March 2019 You can now follow the activities of the Constitution Reform Group on Twitter by visiting our page @ActofUnionBill We welcome constructive feedback, suggestions and comments! For information and interview requests, please send us a message on our

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Constitution Reform Group welcomes three new MPs to the Steering Committee

27 February 2019 The Constitution Reform Group is delighted to welcome Lisa Nandy MP, Bim Afolami MP and Seema Malhotra MP to the Steering Committee. This announcement comes in light of the recent introduction of the Act of Union Bill

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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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