With European elections, Trump and Brexit, the year ahead will continue to present new and unpredictable challenges for the Government. But there is a lot that Theresa May’s team can prepare for already, says Dr Hannah White.
Under Northern Ireland’s unique devolution arrangements, yesterday’s resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness looks set to trigger an early election, and could have more serious implications for power-sharing government in Belfast, says Akash Paun.
A new fiscal framework for Wales was published this week, after agreement was reached between the UK and the Welsh Governments on how Welsh public services will be funded in future. Aron Cheung considers the implications.
Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. Bronwen Maddox says his victory not only poses immediate questions about the direction of the US – it raises bigger questions about how to govern a deeply divided country.
The Civil Service has been accused of failing to do contingency planning for Brexit. There are no constitutional barriers for planning for a change in the US, but, Jill Rutter writes, the right-field candidacy of Donald Trump will be raising its own problems.
Collective cabinet responsibility will be set aside for the second time in a year, this time over Heathrow. Dr Catherine Haddon says this tactic is highly unusual and something Theresa May could come to regret.