It’s now a few weeks since the Constitution Unit‘s briefing on The Conservative Agenda for Constitutional Reform was published, and it received plenty of media coverage then. I’ve already mentioned it here, but would remind readers that it’s well worth looking at. Although devolution is only a rather small part of the agenda it discusses, the briefing reminds us of how extensive that agenda. Constitutional issues may not be a top priority for a prospective Conservative government, but they can’t be ducked either. And if we should be in hung parliament territory (on which the Unit has also, presciently, recently been doing work), there is plenty of scope for inter-party bargaining on constitutional matters. The briefing is therefore essential to see how post-election UK level politics are likely to work.
The paper can be found on the Unit’s website here.