18 October 2017

At the first official meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on Brexit in eight months, some progress was finally made. Akash Paun hopes this is more than another false dawn.

26 September 2017

To break the deadlock between UK and devolved governments on Brexit, there must be a revival of intergovernmental mechanisms and compromise on all sides, argues Akash Paun

26 June 2017

Akash Paun considers the implications of the Conservative-DUP ‘confidence and supply’ deal for government over the coming years.

21 June 2017

Minority government can work surprisingly effectively, argues Akash Paun, but the Government will need to change its approach if it is to pass the necessary Brexit legislation through Parliament before the clock runs out.

09 June 2017

The UK seems set to enter a period of minority government with Theresa May remaining in office, supported by some form of cooperation arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Akash Paun looks at ‘confidence and supply’ agreements.

09 June 2017

A hung parliament is a possible – if still unlikely – outcome of the election on Thursday. Akash Paun discusses* what would happen next. [This post was published on 6 June]

*wildly speculates about

02 June 2017

Devolution is not a major theme of the election campaign. But with significant uncertainty hanging over the constitution, there are four big questions a new government will have to address. Akash Paun discusses what the manifestos say.

18 April 2017

Today’s news that the Prime Minister will seek an early general election is just the latest twist in the ever-entertaining soap opera of contemporary British politics. Akash Paun wonders what impact this will have in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

22 March 2017

The Scottish Parliament will soon vote on whether to back the Scottish Government plan to request that Westminster devolves the power to hold a second referendum on independence. Akash Paun (naively) hopes this will mark the start of a positive dialogue between the UK and Scottish governments.

14 March 2017

Nicola Sturgeon confirmed she would seek a second referendum on Scottish independence. Akash Paun explains what happens next.

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