Also: Gove warns the Electoral Commission not to ‘waste time’ on SNP demands; Scottish Nationalists showing the strain as problems mount; and more.
Posts Tagged: Constitution and democracy
At one point he even started firing questions back at me from the stage, putting paid to the moderators’ hopes of continuing the Q&A.
Profile: Robert Buckland, the Lord Chancellor who stands between the judges…and the wrath of the Brexiteers
The latter will make much of the Government’s Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission – promised in the Conservative Manifesto.
Its proponents are making the same arguments as the advocates of devolution in the 1990s. And we know what happened there.
Edward Faulks: The Supreme Court’s prorogation judgement unbalanced our constitution. MPs should make a correction.
For many lawyers and commentators, its ruling was an assertion of judicial power that cannot be justified by constitutional law or principle.
Suella Braverman: People we elect must take back control from people we don’t. Who include the judges.
The political has been captured by the legal. Decisions of an executive, legislative and democratic nature have been assumed by our courts.
Also: Spotlight on the literal handful of MPs providing Stormont’s entire opposition; and Scottish Tories offer a budget deal to the SNP.
We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
Also: Struggle to succeed Corbyn puts spotlight on Labour divisions over Scotland; and Jack has even more reasons to refuse Sturgeon’s referendum demands.
New Labour’s project of divesting power from the Commons cannot be reversed unless MPs are prepared to take up those responsibilities again.
The DUP and UUP are struggling adapt to the Province’s changing political circumstances, and the Alliance are the main beneficiaries.
In his foreword to our new Policy Exchange paper, John Howard urges the Prime Minister to “seize the moment”.
Rachel Wolf: I co-wrote this Conservative manifesto. And so can say that its focus was on neither the rich nor the poor.
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
The two most likely candidates are both Welsh-speaking Brexiteers – but hail from different parts of the principality and differ on devolution.
What you may have missed about the Conservative Manifesto 5) Johnson has neither forgiven nor forgotten the Supreme Court
He will remember Lady Hale and her swipe over “girly swots”. More pertinently, he will have in mind the court’s constitutionally illterate decision over prorogation.