UK Constitutional Law Association

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Tobias Lock: Human Rights and EU reform in the UK and the ‘German question’

‘We only want what the Germans have’ is an unlikely paraphrase of the demands of some of those wishing to achieve human rights reform and/or EU reform in the United … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Conor McCormick: Debating Constitutional Dualism

A recent amendment to the Ministerial Code has prompted some interesting constitutional commentary which focuses mainly on the perceived rationale behind the change and the critical response of some to … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jo Murkens: David Cameron Is Not a Visionary, He Is an Illusionist

Cross-posted from the Verfassungsblog. Prime Minister David Cameron is fond of saying that he sees Britain’s future in a reformed EU. He postures as a visionary who knows what is … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

Robert Brett Taylor: The House of Lords and Constitutional Conventions: The Case for Legislative Reform

On October 26th 2015 a majority of Peers within the House of Lords defeated the Conservative Government’s plans to reform child tax credit by supporting two motions put forward by … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Richard Ekins and Guglielmo Verdirame: The Ministerial Code and the Rule of Law

Editors’ note: This is an updated and slightly expanded version of an earlier post published on the Judicial Power Project website. It is cross-posted here with permission. The debate about … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Adam Tucker: Tax Credits, Delegated Legislation, and Executive Power

Following the (provisional) defeat of the Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 in the House of Lords last week, a narrative has very quickly been … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 5 Comments

Meg Russell: The Lords, Politics and Finance

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. In the aftermath of last Monday’s Lords defeats on tax credit cuts there has been much talk of a ‘constitutional crisis’. In this post Meg … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

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