UK Constitutional Law Association

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Nick Barber: A Good Word For the Bill of Rights Commission

Liora’s powerful critique of the composition of the Bill of Rights Commission has drawn a number of comments.  All of them are supportive; indeed, the only hint of dissent is … Continue reading

April 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

Anthony Bradley: The Importance Of Voting ‘Yes’ To The Alternative Vote

 The unrepresentative nature of the House of Commons that arises from the present electoral system has long been the subject of adverse comment, for reasons that include two factors of … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Grégoire Webber: No to AV

Many poor arguments are advanced in favour of the Alternative Vote. Among the arguments is the promise that politicians will be more attentive to the wishes of their constituents (though … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · 2 Comments

Robert Hazell: Five reasons why the AV referendum will be lost

Yes to Fairer Votes launched their formal campaign for the AV referendum on 2 April.  Electoral reformers fondly suppose that if only the public were offered a better alternative to … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Liora Lazarus: The Composition of the UK Bill of Rights Commission

Mark Elliott has provided an excellent analysis of the terms of reference and options open to the recently established UK Bill of Rights Commission.  This post will focus primarily on … Continue reading

April 24, 2011 · 13 Comments

Polls Show Majority Against Alternative Vote

The Guardian has published an ICM poll on the Alternative Vote that shows a strong lead for the no campaign, with 44% against and 33% in favour of change.   Perhaps … Continue reading

April 20, 2011 · 1 Comment

Appointments to the House of Lords

According to the BBC’s James Landale, a cross-party group of peers have cautioned the PM not to make any more appointments to the House of Lords. The caution comes in … Continue reading

April 20, 2011 · 1 Comment

Mark Elliott: The UK Bill of Rights Commission

In March, the Ministry of Justice announced the creation of a commission charged with the task of looking into the creation of a Bill of Rights for the United Kingdom. … Continue reading

April 18, 2011 · 12 Comments

Aileen McHarg: Axa General Insurance Ltd. v. The Lord Advocate

The Inner House of the Court of Session has handed down its much-anticipated judgment in  Axa General Insurance Ltd. v. The Lord Advocate [2011] CSIH 31.  Probably the most important … Continue reading

April 17, 2011 · 5 Comments

Robert Hazell: Royal Wedding: congratulations, or commiserations?

While we must all be happy for Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day, we must also be aware of the heavy burdens which will be thrust upon … Continue reading

April 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

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