There is a global trend towards the recognition of same-sex unions, with recent expressions of support from Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama and the new French President Hollande. In … Continue reading
Andrew Le Sueur: Have you heard the one about Jimmy Carr, ‘The Guardian’ and a small British island?
There aren’t many good jokes about constitutions. In fact, I’m not sure there are any jokes about constitutions. Be that as it may, British comedian Jimmy Carr has sparked a debate about … Continue reading
The reviewability of Acts of the Scottish Parliament (ASPs) at common law has, understandably, attracted considerable interest of late, on this blog and elsewhere. However, the Supreme Court’s decision in … Continue reading
On Tuesday this week the Justice and Security Bill [HL] received its second reading in the House of Lords. Hayley Hooper and Tom Hickman have both commented on the constitutional … Continue reading
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
Dorota Leczykiewicz: The ‘national identity clause’ in the EU Treaty: a blow to supremacy of Union law?
The provision generally referred to as ‘the national identity clause’ is located Article 4(2) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU). It says: The Union shall respect the equality of … Continue reading
A great deal of the controversy surrounding the recent case of Axa General Insurance Ltd v Lord Advocate  UKSC 46, already much discussed on this blog, stems from the … Continue reading
Bringing electoral law up to date In a consultation opening today, the Law Commission is asking which of the rules governing elections and referendums should be reviewed as part of … Continue reading
Harbingers of the demise of sovereignty are not new. At least since Karl Marx prophesized the withering away of the state, the heralding of the end of sovereignty has been … Continue reading