Unlike the rest of England, the majority of the core cities in England voted Remain in the EU referendum. The result leaves three critical questions for English devolution: what will happen to the devolution deals process under a new Conservative Prime Minister and Chancellor; will cities be given a voice in the negotiation; and will government replace the funding for cities and disadvantaged rural areas that currently comes from the EU? Jo Casebourne discusses the issues.
David Cameron said that he would ‘steady the ship’ in the months he remained as Prime Minister. While he may be wishing to take a back seat in terms of Brexit handling, he is still Prime Minister and chairs Cabinet. Catherine Haddon examines the role he now needs to play.
The Prime Minister has outlined the way in which the Civil Service will begin to support the negotiations to leave the European Union (EU). Robyn Munro identifies four things the Civil Service will need to do this effectively.
The shockwaves from yesterday’s earthquake continue to reverberate through the political landscape. The Prime Minister has been toppled, and the existing differences between the UK’s four nations threaten to widen into serious rifts. In particular, the place of Scotland in the UK – supposedly settled for a generation two years ago – is again in question. Akash Paun explains.
The UK Government, following the result of the referendum, is committed to leaving the European Union. Julian McCrae looks at what Brexit means for the country’s leadership – both political and in the Civil Service.