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Brexit exposes the necessity of a new approach to government between the four nations of the UK

Only genuine co-operation with the devolved administrations can prevent further fracturing of the Union

By Jess Sargeant  

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Bute House in Edinburgh. Photo: Duncan McGlynn/PA Wire/PA Images

Brexit has presented huge difficulties for the relationships between the nations of the UK. Cooperation between the four governments is at a low point, and joint working on no-deal preparations has significantly declined since Boris Johnson became prime minister. This conclusion, which forms part of a new Institute for Government report, underlines the deep challenges ahead as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

These challenges exist at a political level, where the UK government has…

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