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Pipe down Sweetie!-Why Westminster needs to stop pandering to the SNP and focus on English devolution

A resonant ‘ach, naw!’ was heard across Scotland to the notion of independence in 2014 and the United Kingdom apparently remains “unified” for the foreseeable future. 773 more words

British Politics

The Draft Scotland Bill and the sovereignty of the UK Parliament

The Draft Scotland Bill — which aims to implement “the vow” made by the leaders of the major UK political parties in the closing days of the referendum campaign — has now been published. 1,248 more words

Constitutional Law

If England gets English Votes for English Laws, can Scotland have 72 MPs again?

This is a short, speculative post, inspired by some recent conversation with an English constitutional lawyer.

In this post, I make what is traditionally an unpopular argument. 554 more words


Government Announces 'English Votes For English Laws' Plans

Today, William Hague issued a Command Paper that sets out four options (three from the Conservatives and one from the Liberal Democrats) to address the West Lothian Question. 593 more words

British Constitution

Labour's English Committee Won't Answer the West Lothian Question

The West Lothian Question is a topic of lively discussion in British politics at the moment. David Cameron has been touting the idea of ‘ 408 more words

Proposals For Change

Imagining a constitutional convention for the UK

On 12 November, Dr Alan Renwick and Katie Ghose spoke at a Unit seminar addressing the question ‘A Constitutional Convention for the UK: What form should it take?’ … 1,108 more words