It’s best thought of as a contagion that spreads across the divide between parties and factions.
Posts Tagged: Constitution and democracy
The elections and the Protocol. A United Ireland is no nearer, but Northern Ireland is more unstable.
It is worth remembering that the current backlash would be much worse had the Government not subsequently acted to unilaterally extend ‘grace periods’.
WATCH: ‘We’re going to have to fix the problem with the Northern Ireland Protocol, that cannot be put off’
Dominic Raab says that there has been “constructive engagement” with Brussels, but no breakthrough.
A judge-led enquiry into the ferry scandal and a unified national census are obvious starting points.
Politicians, not officials, are responsible for judging whether the Prime Minister’s behaviour is acceptable
Our political constitution rightly puts our representatives, not the permanent bureaucracy, in the driving seat.
Also: Sturgeon likened to Trump after she bans print journalists from SNP launch event.
Steve Bray might be rude and crude, but it’s a price worth paying to avoid putting more barriers between politicians and people.
Their unique role means one cannot simply transpose a normal commercial or public-sector HR regime into Parliament or a council.
Henry Hill: Frost’s proposal to unlock the Protocol negotiations. Has London given Brussels reason to bite?
Taking Article 16 ‘off the table’ is only a tempting offer if the other side believes you’ll actually use it.
Guilty of bullying and banned for life from Parliament; a grim denouement to an abysmal term in the Chair.
After a stumbling start, the Government is heading in the right direction on human rights reform. But there remains much to do.
The latest twist in the running battle over getting ‘Legislative Consent Motions’ sees the Territorial Offices overruled.
And if he goes, what’s the interplay between a new Prime Minister and a Conservative leadership election?
There is political and constitutional danger to creating the impression of major reform whilst delivering minimal change.
A principled Tory push against the New Labour state risks looking like a petty attempt at personal revenge.