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Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has called the Brexit legislation a ‘naked power grab’. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Fact Check: can Wales and Scotland block the Brexit repeal bill?

We asked two constitutional law experts to explain what would happen if Edinburgh and Cardiff refuse to give legislative consent to a bill.
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Manchester: a city united by sport

It's not all about United and City – sport defines Greater Manchester, boosts the economy and is essential to the overall health of the region.
Constitutional conundrums. Stefan Rousseau PA Archive/PA Images

Does the UK Supreme Court have enough power?

The court has a big constitutional decision to make in the appeal over who can trigger Article 50. But it may not be properly equipped to make it for the whole of the UK.
Kenyans rally for a new constitution in 2010. The constitution guaranteed shared power and resources for 47 county governments. Reuters/Moses Eshiwani

Kenya’s glass-half-full experiment with transfer of power and resources

The Kenyan example illustrates the importance of constitutional guarantees for devolution. But it also shows that devolution is no magic bullet for the problems of corruption and ethnic politics.
While state and territory leaders will be partners, Malcolm Turnbull’s government intends to be the driver of a national policy for Australia’s cities. AAP/Lukas Coch

New name, new look for latest national urban policy, but same old problem

The Turnbull government's cities policy is the latest incarnation of 'the-Commonwealth-knows-best' approach, with little regard for whether urban issues are best resolved at the metropolitan level.

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