UK Constitutional Law Association

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Jack Simson Caird: A Proposal for a Code of Legislative Standards?

On the 20 of May the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (the PCR) published its report on legislative scrutiny standards titled ‘Ensuring standards in the quality of … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 5 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 · 19 Comments

Patrick O’Brien: The Member for the Australian Jungle, Nadine Dorries MP

Nadine Dorries’ recent, rather quixotic, decision to expose herself to the vagaries of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and, in the process, to absent herself from the … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Robert Thomas: The New Immigration Rules and the Right to Family life

In June 2012, Theresa May, the Home Secretary, laid a new statement of changes in immigration rules before Parliament. There is nothing necessarily extraordinary in that; the immigration rules set … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Grégoire Webber: Commons and Government: Some Tools of Opposition

Many things once said cannot now be said about the Westminster constitution. In times past, one could affirm with conviction that the government’s relations with the House of Commons were … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

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