Intergovernmental Relations and the Crisis of the Union

  title={Intergovernmental Relations and the Crisis of the Union},
  author={Michael J. Kenny and Nicola McEwen},
  journal={Political Insight},
  pages={12 - 15}
POLITICAL INSIGHT • MARCH 2021 T he divisions generated by the Brexit process, the perceived failings of the Johnson administration’s handling of the COVID pandemic, and rising support for independence in Scotland, have all exposed the fragility of the UK’s territorial constitution. COVID, in particular, has shone a bright light on devolution across the UK, revealing that on a number of important issues the UK government’s writ begins and ends in England. But the pandemic has also exposed what…