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Book Review: The British Constitution: Continuity and Change: A ...

Book Review: The British Constitution: Continuity and Change: A ... | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
Despite the efforts of the Liberal Democrats in Government, the movement for constitutional reform is at a nadir in the wake of the defeat of the AV referendum and the abandonment of democratisation of the House of Lords.
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Jeremy Hunt’s grist to the legal mill ... and why judicial review is one of our most potent checks on government power

Jeremy Hunt’s grist to the legal mill ... and why judicial review is one of our most potent checks on government power | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
The Court of Appeal ruled this week that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt had acted beyond his powers in authorising cuts to emergency and maternity services at London’s Lewisham Hospital. In appealing...
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Hunt loses Lewisham Hospital appeal

Hunt loses Lewisham Hospital appeal | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
The Court of Appeal rules Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt did not have power to implement cuts at Lewisham Hospital in London.
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This month in the constitution

This month in the constitution | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
“In UK constitutional law this month we've seen two important decisions from the Supreme Court and a series of highly critical reports from parliamentary committees on what is probably the most sign...”
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UK Supreme Court should have final say on human rights cases, not Strasbourg ... - Telegraph.co.uk

UK Supreme Court should have final say on human rights cases, not Strasbourg ... - Telegraph.co.uk | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
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MPs hear further evidence on Parliament’s role in conflict decisions - News from Parliament

MPs hear further evidence on Parliament’s role in conflict decisions  - News from Parliament | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
In the first session of this inquiry the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee will question Rt Hon Lord Wallace (@pmlagasse RT @commonsPolCon: Committee to take further evidence on Parliament's role in conflict decisions
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Why are women and ethnic minorities excluded from the UK Supreme Court?

Why are women and ethnic minorities excluded from the UK Supreme Court? | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
“The UK Supreme Court is the final court of appeal for civil and criminal cases from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and for civil cases from Scotland. It was formerly the Appellate Committee Hous...”
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The Supreme Court reveals its Achilles Heel - Dr Richard Cornes - UK Human Rights Blog (blog)

The Supreme Court reveals its Achilles Heel - Dr Richard Cornes - UK Human Rights Blog (blog) | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
Belfast Telegraph The Supreme Court reveals its Achilles Heel - Dr Richard Cornes UK Human Rights Blog (blog) Supreme Court press briefing On October 2 at 10am, the United Kingdom Supreme Court held an hour long pre-term press-briefing to mark the...
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English revolution in House of Commons: Plan to give England’s MPs right to veto on issues not affecting Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

English revolution in House of Commons: Plan to give England’s MPs right to veto on issues not affecting Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
English MPs are to be given the power to “veto” Westminster laws that do not relate to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, as part of sweeping constitutional reforms being drawn up by ministers.
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The Future of Coalition and the British Constitution | The Political Studies Association (PSA)

The Future of Coalition and the British Constitution | The Political Studies Association (PSA) | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
The Future of Coalition and the British Constitution | The Political Studies Association (PSA) http://t.co/RmEBHjNRTA
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The constitutional mess that now undoubtedly exists demands urgent review and reform

The constitutional mess that now undoubtedly exists demands urgent review and reform | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
Matthew Flinders finds that it is not that people don’t care about British politics and its constitutional arrangements but that they simply don’t understand where power lies or why.This has resulted from reforms having been implemented in a manner...
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Coalition missing a trick on constitutional reform

Coalition missing a trick on constitutional reform | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it

TO howls of Unionist derision, Alex Salmond yesterday outlined his thoughts on an independent constitution for Scotland.

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Deport Piers Morgan Petition Has Over 100000 Signatures - Politix

Deport Piers Morgan Petition Has Over 100000 Signatures - Politix | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
“Deport Piers Morgan Petition Has Over 100000 Signatures Politix 109,334 Americans have now signed a petition asking to have British CNN host Piers Morgan deported - one of the most successful White House petitions ever.”
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Tony Blair: How I became Prime Minister of the world - The Independent

Tony Blair: How I became Prime Minister of the world - The Independent | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
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Tony Blair: How I became Prime Minister of the world
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And the tradition is the outgoing Prime Minister goes down the line, and everyone says goodbye, and then a new guy comes in and everyone says hello.
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Political and Constitutional Reform Committee

Political and Constitutional Reform Committee | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
Committee newly appointed in June 2010 to consider political and constitutional reform, scrutinising the work of the Deputy Prime Minister (Political and Constitutional Reform http://t.co/8BWVBlsV4l...
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Should prisoners have the right to vote? No, says UK's supreme court - euronews

Should prisoners have the right to vote? No, says UK's supreme court - euronews | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
“euronews Should prisoners have the right to vote? No, says UK's supreme court euronews Peter Chester and George McGeoch had argued that EU law gave them the right to vote – even if British law doesn't.”
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Crowdsourcing the UK's constitution: why the status quo is not an option

Crowdsourcing the UK's constitution: why the status quo is not an option | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
“ LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs and Department of Law, and Democratic Audit have recently teamed up for a project which will crowdsource a UK written constitution. In advance of project launch ev...”
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The British Sense of Reserve And The Principle Of Institutional Self-Restraint

The British Sense of Reserve And The Principle Of Institutional Self-Restraint | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
The separation of powers is a fundamental constitutional principle in the UK. Dr Aileen Kavanagh discusses the overlooked sense of reserve in the separation of powers and goes on to discuss the imp...
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What's surprising about the job of Prime Minister? - The Independent (blog)

What's surprising about the job of Prime Minister? - The Independent (blog) | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
What's surprising about the job of Prime Minister?
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Britain's most senior judge attacks judicial review curbs

Britain's most senior judge attacks judicial review curbs | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
“Lord Neuberger, supreme court president, says limits on cases will leave citizens open to 'abuses and excesses' by the state (RT @GdnLaw: Britain's most senior judge attacks judicial review curbs http://t.co/kwPn5nVzP9)...”
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The constitutional role of the judiciary if there were a codified constitution

The constitutional role of the judiciary if there were a codified constitution | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the constitutional role the judiciary would play if the UK were to adopt a written constitution. (T...
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Parliament has forsaken our liberty. Law is the last resort - The Guardian

Parliament has forsaken our liberty. Law is the last resort - The Guardian | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
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Parliament has forsaken our liberty. Law is the last resort
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Or was this an extraordinary instance of prime ministerial authority and our "elective dictatorship"?
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The Need for U.S. Constitutional Reform - The Globalist

The Need for U.S. Constitutional Reform - The Globalist | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
A country that preaches modernization to other nations does anything but that at home. By Uwe Bott.
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What would you put in a UK constitution? - The Guardian

What would you put in a UK constitution? - The Guardian | AS Politics - The British Constitution | Scoop.it
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What would you put in a UK constitution?
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The UK has no constitution, or as every first year law student learns, it has no constitution written down in one grand document.
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