UK Constitutional Law Association

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Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Political Parties, Partisanship, and the Constitution: A Workshop for Early Career Researchers Hosted by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Law Faculty, Oxford … Continue reading

December 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Leah Trueblood: More Good Days for Democracy: The Report of the Independent Commission on Referendums

At the beginning of Democracy in America, de Tocqueville writes that in studying democracy its “…Faults strike one at first approach, but its qualities are only discovered at length.” The … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 4 Comments

Bethany Shiner: Just the Politics of Persuasion: Are Gaps in Regulation Affecting Political Campaigning Methods?

Introduction The chair of the Electoral Commission recently warned that British elections face a ‘perfect storm’ of threats to their integrity from developments in social media and political advertising, and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Stephen Tierney: A Second Independence Referendum in Scotland: The Legal Issues

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today announced the Scottish Government’s intention to hold a second referendum on independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. The move … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 13 Comments

Danny Nicol: Constitutional Implications of Jeremy Corbyn

The popularity of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election raises intriguing constitutional questions. Irrespective of whether Corbyn becomes leader, what would be the impact on our system of governance … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Manifesto Watch: Aileen McHarg: The Constitutional Implications of the Rise of the SNP

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Manifesto Watch: John Morison: Kingmakers, Kingslayers – or only Wildlings – The Northern Ireland MPs in the Westminster Game of Thrones

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Manifesto Watch: Graham Gee: Five Thoughts on Conservatism and Constitutionalism

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. You can read the other contributions … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 5 Comments

Manifesto Watch: Keith Ewing: Saor Alba and Austerity – The British Constitution and the Labour Party Manifesto

Editors’ note: The blog has asked constitutional lawyers to review the main party manifestos ahead of the May elections, drawing out key constitutional proposals. We begin with Professor Keith Ewing … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Anthony Fairclough: Countdown to the Election: Matrix briefing on freedom of expression at elections

It’s trite to say, but we are just weeks away from the most important General Election in a generation – especially for those interested in election law. The culture of … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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