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Constitutional government, parliamentary democracy and judicial power

Richard Ekins revisits the nature of constitutional government in a parliamentary democracy, answering some related criticisms of the Judicial Power Project.

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Endangering Constitutional Government

The risks of the House of Commons taking control.

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UK Parliament

The Speaker should allow a third meaningful vote on the Brexit deal

The Speaker is right that the “same question” rule is well precedented and would need consideration in this case. But it would be quite wrong to apply the “same question” rule to disallow a third meaningful vote on the Government’s Brexit deal.

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UK Parliament

The Speaker should allow a third meaningful vote on the Brexit deal

The Speaker is right that the “same question” rule is well precedented and would need consideration in this case. But it would be quite wrong to apply the “same question” rule to disallow a third meaningful vote on the Government’s Brexit deal.

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The Irish Backstop: Nothing has changed? It has actually

The UK Government is now correct in asserting the right, in extremis, to appeal to international law under the Vienna Convention.

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A Second Look

The UK’s legal position in relation to the backstop.

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Latest Government & Politics Publications

The Decline and Fall of Local Democracy: A History of Local Government Finance

The Decline and Fall of Local Democracy: A History of Local Government Finance

In the first part of a major study into local government financial reform, Policy Exchange examines the history of local government funding in England and Wales, from feudalism through the Victorian period to present day. The authors show how the contemporary system of highly centralised control is a product of the government’s desire to maintain uniformity and fiscal discipline.

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In and Out: White Papers Past and Present

In and Out: White Papers Past and Present

Rebecca Lowe Coulson — Policy Exchange’s State and Society Research Fellow — compares last week’s Brexit white paper with the white paper presented to parliament in 1971, which outlined the then government’s plans and argument for Britain’s accession to the European Communities.

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