UK Constitutional Law Association

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Graham Allen: Kick-starting the debate on a codified constitution for the UK

Does the United Kingdom need a codified constitution? It’s a question on which generations of law students will have had to write essays, burning the midnight oil and scribbling or … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 5 Comments

Andrew Le Sueur: Imagining judges in a written UK Constitution

The tide of interest (among those who care about these things) in the idea of a written, codified constitution for the United Kingdom rises and falls. At the moment the … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Mike Gordon: Constitutional Reform under the Coalition Government

The Government’s response to the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee’s (PCRC) report Do we need a constitutional convention for the UK? is in many ways a rather … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nick Barber: The Constitutional Inheritance of the Royal Baby: A Speculation.

It might be thought that there would be little need for a post on this blog about the arrival of the royal baby.  The new Prince of Cambridge – Your … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 9 Comments

Scott Stephenson: The Future of Rights Reform in the Age of the Referendum

In the last fortnight, two major pieces of constitutional reform returned to the political agenda. The House of Commons considered Conservative MP James Wharton’s private Member’s Bill that would provide … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dawn Oliver: Response to Gavin Phillipson on Lords Reform

I feel as bit as if I have been run over by a bulldozer after reading Gavin Phillipson’s blog about House of Lords reform. It assumes that all opponents of … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 5 Comments

Gavin Phillipson: Lords Reform: why opponents of the Government Bill were wrong

So the attempt to bring long-overdue comprehensive reform to our second chamber has failed. The plan for an 80% elected, 20% appointed House, with the hereditary rump removed and Prime … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 3 Comments