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Mark Elliott: Scotland has voted “no”. What next for the UK constitution?

After a very long — and at times electrifying — campaign, a modest but decisive majority of those who participated in the referendum on Scottish independence have voted “no”. In … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 5 Comments

Neil Walker on Scotland: Hijacking the Debate

Let me lay my cards on the table. I remain inclined to vote ‘no’ in September’s referendum. I put it no stronger than ‘inclined’ in part  because I believe, in  … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mark Elliott: Devolution, the West Lothian Question, and the nature of constitutional reform in the United Kingdom

Earlier this week, the McKay Commission published its Report on the Consequences of Devolution for the House of Commons. The Commission’s terms of reference required it to determine “how the … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 16 Comments

Mark Elliott: The Brighton Declaration: where now for the Human Rights Act and the Bill of Rights debate?

The Brighton Declaration, which emerged from last week’s High Level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights, has already attracted a substantial amount of comment—including by … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 8 Comments

Andrew Le Sueur: ‘Fun-loving guys’, government ‘doing anything that individuals do’ and the rule of law

In my administrative law lectures, I get students to practise an action that I explain ought to become instinctive in the minds of lawyers working for (or against) government. You … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 7 Comments

Andrew Le Sueur: Reaching Middle England at Chelsea

People accidentally stumbling across this blog must think that we’re an intensive lot. But it’s not all “rules of the game” with no “game”. We all have hinterlands. Part of … Continue reading

May 27, 2011 · Leave a comment
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