The UK Government’s failure to give serious and formal consideration to the Welsh First Minister’s proposal for a UK Constitutional Convention is a sign that the union is not working properly, according to a Welsh partnership that has been studying the UK’s changing union over the past three years. The UK’s Changing Union project, a […]

Concerns have been raised that the “local” jobs promised from the building of the new North Wales “super prison” in Wrexham will never materialize. This follows the release of new research by the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University that shows that the definition of “local area” been used in the context of the project […]

Inter-governmental relations in the United Kingdom are loose, unstructured and risk undermining the whole devolution project, says a new report released by the UK’s Changing Union project. The UK’s Changing Union report finds that key issues affecting the devolved governments of the United Kingdom are often overlooked by Whitehall, by accident as well as deliberately, and […]

Research (released today Thursday 11 December 2014) shows that English voters prefer the option of English Votes for English Laws (EVEL), widely believed to be the frontrunner in the government’s consideration of the West Lothian Question. 40% of English voters opted for giving English MPs an exclusive say at Westminster over legislation that applies solely […]

The results of our most recent poll have been released today (Monday 8 December 2014). Below are the latest results from the Welsh Political Barometer – a unique polling collaboration between ITV Cymru Wales, the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University, and the leading polling agency YouGov. You can see Professor Roger Scully’s full analysis […]

Following weeks of speculation and debate the Smith Commission has finally reported its proposals for the further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament.  Announced by the Prime Minister on 19th September, as means of implementing the ‘vow’ made by the three main UK party leaders during the panic stricken final week of the independence […]

In a deliberate inversion of language familiar from the European context, the respected University of Edinburgh political scientist James Mitchell once spoke of the UK becoming an ‘ever looser union’. If he his right – and who can now doubt that UK is now in the midst of a process of fundamental change – the […]

New evidence made public today by the Wales Governance Centre shows that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board will not know the full impact of the Wrexham ‘super prison’ on their work until May 2015, this despite an imminent decision on whether to grant full planning for the prison due on Monday 3 November 2014. This […]