The possibility of a second Brexit referendum is being discussed more widely at Westminster. But, Akash Paun argues, before anyone can decide whether it would be a good idea, a number of thorny issues must be addressed about how it would work.
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.
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.
April 2018 marks the latest step in the process of tax devolution. Akash Paun argues that these are important reforms, but the system is increasingly complex, making the case for a full review of how devolved and local government is funded.
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.