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Robert Craig: Zombie Prerogatives Should Remain Decently Buried: Replacing the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Part 2)

Editors’ note: This is the second of a two-part contribution. The first part may be found here. Part 2: What should replace the FTPA? A previous post argued that a … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Robert Craig: Zombie Prerogatives Should Remain Decently Buried: Replacing the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Part 1)

Editors’ note: This is the first part of a two-part contribution. The second part will be posted tomorrow. Part 1: Would the prerogative be revived? I In the light of … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 5 Comments

Eirik Bjorge: The Dualist System of the English Constitution and the Victorian Acquis

  The Supreme Court in Miller set out the model that ‘the dualist system is a necessary corollary of Parliamentary sovereignty’ (para 57), or in the words of Campbell McLachlan … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Robert Hazell: Is the Fixed-term Parliaments Act a Dead Letter?

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. The ease with which Theresa May was able to secure an early dissolution last week has led to suggestions that the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 4 Comments

Paul Reid: How Fixed Is a Fixed-term Parliament?

However unexpected the Prime Minister’s call for a general election may be, and however appropriate it may, or may not, be (see Jeff King’s discussion here), it invites the Fixed-Term … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jeff King: May’s Gambit

Theresa May has deftly launched a gambit to get around the core purpose of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011 – and all signs are that it will succeed without … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 10 Comments

K M Hayne: The ‘Great Repeal Bill’

In the White Paper published in February this year (“The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union” Cm 9417), the very first point made was that the … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 3 Comments