There is a constitutional curiosity in the UK Government’s Internal Market Bill which professor Michael Keatings, Centre for Constitutional Change director, has identified, and is worth reflecting on. Until now the UK Government operated a system of powers which was fundamentally different from that of the EU. Some powers are reserved and some are devolved, but […]

Britain’s new unitary state

Sunday’s Spanish regional elections in the Basque Autonomous Community and Galicia did not produce a surprise in terms of the victors, but it did show that the trend of rising support for pro-independence parties in Europe has not been slowed by the pandemic.  In the BAC, EH Bildu, the left-wing pro-independence coalition, won nearly 28 […]

Europe’s nationalist left is on the rise

The sight of the boy-billionaire the Duke of Westminster giving over a measly £12.5 million of his estimated £9.5 billion in inherited wealth to the NHS sums up the way the gross inequities of present-day Britain are displayed as generosity.  It’s the same sort of ludicrous mentality which leads Health Secretary Matt Hancock to unveil […]

Britain’s Dickensian charity society is the real sickness