The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
Posts Tagged: Supreme Court
Plus: Deteriorating broadsheet standards, a divided United Kingdom. And: nineteen years on from 9/11.
The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission pledged in the Conservative Manifesto is being quietly shelved
It was promised “in our first year”. Instead, there will be mini-commissions, and a push to reform a Government bugbear: judicial review.
A year of Johnson as Prime Minister. As with Thatcher and Blair, his enemies can’t get the measure of him.
We’ve learned nothing at all about his outlook but quite a lot about his capacities during the last tumultuous twelve months.
The Court of Appeal’s judgement in the Begum case is a reminder of wider issues – and the pledge in last December’s manifesto.
Richard Ekins: How the Supreme Court has empowered Gerry Adams to sue the Government – and seek damages
Worse, its judgement has knock-on implications for the effectiveness of government. Urgent corrective legislation is needed.
One can conceive of Ministers seeking an all-party public front, and Labour objecting to responsibility with no power.
At the heart of the Rutnam row is its reservations not only about how the post-Brexit journey is being negotiated, but about taking it in the first place.
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.
The former may have won a battle, but the latter will win the war. Diverse, inclusive, victimhood culture is the future.
New Labour’s project of divesting power from the Commons cannot be reversed unless MPs are prepared to take up those responsibilities again.
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.
Richard Ekins: Judicial power and the election. Can the next Parliament reverse the rise of political litigation?
This is the first of a three-part ConHome mini-series from Policy Exchange on the judges, public policy and the election.
Matt Kilcoyne: The Conservative manifesto. Wooing Labour heartlands with socialist policy is a doomed strategy.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
A feminist account declares that judges “decide our laws”. There is no mention of parliament.