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Massimo Fichera: The Italian President and the Security of the European Project

In a previous post, I have argued that the recent decision of the Italian President of the Republic, Pierluigi Mattarella, to refuse to appoint as Finance Minister Paolo Savona, was … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Alison Young: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and the Meaningful Vote: Constititutional Inconsistency or Constitutional Inconvenience?

This post will focus on the constitutional issues arising from the debate on the ‘meaningful vote’. There have been various solutions proposed in legislative amendments by the House of Lords, … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · 3 Comments

Francis Young: Parliament and Taking Back Control: A Precedent from the Maastricht Debates

This post considers whether it is a convention of the British constitution that Parliament cannot direct the executive in the making of treaties. The context, of course, is the current … Continue reading

June 15, 2018 · 7 Comments

Jack Simson Caird: Parliament’s Right to a ‘Meaningful Vote’: Amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill

On Tuesday 12 June 2018, the Government will ask the House of Commons to reject the Lords’ meaningful vote amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill (Lords Amendment 19). If the … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s announcements are below. ~~~ WG Hart Workshop 2018: Building a 21st Century Bill of Rights Date: Monday 11 June – Tuesday 12 June 2018 Venue: Institute of Advanced … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Graziella Romeo: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: The Italian Institutional Crisis and Europe

There is no shortage of stories on Italian institutional crises originated in the context of a parliamentary system with multi-party inclinations and a misfit electoral law. And Italy is not … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

Francis Young: “Packing” the Lords: Some Legal Reflections

The recent string of Government defeats in the House of Lords over amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has reignited the debate over the role of the Lords in … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · 18 Comments