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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 at 18:30.  

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

By David Burnside 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,

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

By Robert Salisbury 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

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

By Peter Hain 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

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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

By David Burnside 19 July 2016 It would be an understatement to say that the political and constitutional events in recent weeks have been traumatic – the Brexit vote, the resigning of the Prime Minister, the sacking of the Chancellor,

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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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