18 October 2018

The Prime Minister is considering an extension to the 21-month transition period that will follow withdrawal from the EU. Joe Owen argues that it won’t solve the Irish problem, but an extra 12 months is still an offer worth having.

13 September 2018

Wales’s First Minister Carwyn Jones says Brexit could strain the Union of the UK to breaking point if Westminster does not change its approach to devolution. Akash Paun agrees and calls for bolder thinking about the constitution.

15 May 2018

The Scottish Parliament has denied consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill. Akash Paun argues that the Prime Minister now faces an unpalatable choice: concede defeat or help the SNP make the case for indyref2.

01 May 2018

​The Brexit war Cabinet is meeting to agree on the UK’s future customs arrangement. But Joe Owen says the two proposals the Government has floated are unworkable.

17 April 2018

The UK Government has referred the Scottish and Welsh EU continuity bills to the Supreme Court. Akash Paun and Christopher Caden argue that this will do little to resolve the underlying problem of poor relations between the UK and devolved governments.

06 March 2018

With the Welsh and Scottish governments taking steps to pre-empt the EU Withdrawal Bill through their own continuity bills, the UK has moved a step closer to constitutional crisis, argues Jack Kellam.

27 February 2018

In the Government’s latest Brexit speech, David Lidington appealed to the Scottish and Welsh Governments to compromise on the EU Withdrawal Bill. But Akash Paun fears that agreement is now beyond reach.

21 February 2018

With an imminent resumption of devolved government in Northern Ireland increasingly unlikely, Jack Kellam explains what a return to direct rule would mean.

15 February 2018

The UK and devolved governments are edging towards agreement on the EU Withdrawal Bill. Akash Paun says a deal hinges on both sides making significant concessions.

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.

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