July 11, 2016
This is the question in the minds of practically everyone in the Labour party today, as Angela Eagle announces her leadership challenge following MPs’ recent overwhelming vote of no confidence in the leader. The future of Labour politics and, in the […]
June 27, 2016
If you’ve been following closely news about Britain’s EU referendum and its aftermath, you’ll probably have heard of article 50 of the Treaty on European Union which makes provision for a member state to leave the EU and lays […]
June 9, 2016
Here are the draft regulations that will […]
June 8, 2016
In response to the overloading of the website where people could register to vote in the coming EU referendum, government is apparently considering how it can extend the deadline (which expired at midnight) by a day:
Mr Cameron said […]
June 2, 2016
Lords Pannick and Lester have form for writing together on human rights, and today Pannick writes on the subject in the Times, while Lester comments in The Brief.
Pannick makes fun of the long delay in […]
May 9, 2016
March 11, 2016
MPs are due today to debate the principle of Richard Bacon MP’s No-fault Divorce Bill.
What’s interesting about this bill is how very unradical it is. When we talk about “no fault divorce” most of us mean taking […]
March 8, 2016
Does the smoking ban in public places apply to prisons? No, the Court of Appeal has said, in a judgment today. The ruling […]
March 7, 2016
Since I wrote about David Cameron’s “sovereignty plan”, it seems to have been forgotten. It’s clear the idea was aimed at keeping politicians in the Remain camp, and has failed.
February 23, 2016
As we await David Cameron’s sovereignty plan this week, it might help to explain what we mean by “Parliamentary sovereignty”.
When we talk about Parliamentary sovereignty, we don’t mean a general notion […]