Meg Russell, Director of the UCL Constitution Unit and Professor of British and Comparative Politics at UCL, discusses the past, present and future of Parliament’s role in Brexit. This article is a chapter from the Brexit and Beyond Report published by UK in a Changing Europe. Continue reading Brexit and Beyond Report: Parliament
Meg Russell, Director of the UCL Constitution Unit and Professor of British and Comparative Politics at UCL, examines the four factors which contributed to the parliamentary ‘perfect storm’ over Brexit, concluding that ‘parliament’ largely got the blame for divisions inside the Conservative Party. Continue reading Brexit and parliament: where did it all go wrong?
Professor Meg Russell and Dr uta Staiger discuss next steps for the UK and EU after the 2019 election. Continue reading What happens next? UK and EU responses to the 2019 election [video]
A further referendum on Brexit is central to many parties’ general election pledges. The Constitution Unit published a new report examining how such a vote might come about and what form it might take. This updates previous work conducted last year. In this blog, reposted from the Constitution Unit and adapted from the report’s final chapter, Alan Renwick, Meg Russell, Lisa James and Jess Sargeant sum up the key conclusions. They find that, though it would not be without difficulties, a vote on Johnson’s deal may be the quickest option and the one most likely to command public legitimacy. Continue reading The Mechanics of a Further Referendum on Brexit Revisited: Questions for the New Parliament
Brexit, tactical voting, the unity of the United Kingdom… The 12 December election is like no other in many ways. Our colleagues from across UCL offer their thoughts on how to approach the first winter poll since 1923.
Read below our round-up of comments to prepare yourself for the upcoming vote.