Any law student that has ever studied constitutional law would have been beaming at the chance today to use their knowledge of parliamentary sovereignty that laboured them throughout their public law exams many years ago. Having heard submissions over a four-day period in December, the Supreme Court justices ruled this morning, in an 8-3 majority, … Continue reading GUARDIANS OF THE PEOPLE – But Is There Any Hope For Politics?
Rock Down To Electorate Avenue
No, this isn’t a parody piece on Eddy Grant’s smash hit ‘Electric Avenue’. Here we are, into the third week of a Conservative-led Britain and many people dissatisfied with the results of the General Election. An election process that cajoled everyone into life, with Britain recording its highest voter turnout since 1997. On May 7th … Continue reading Rock Down To Electorate Avenue
Lights, Cameron, Action!
Would it be appropriate for Miliband to circle Cameron, making chicken noises as excuse after excuse emanates against the TV debate schedule? Probably not given he is running to lead the country, but the broadcasters still face a continuous struggle to get Mr Cameron on board with the current debate regime as last week the … Continue reading Lights, Cameron, Action!
Immigration – Farage on Fire!
One more time, into the fray, the immigration issue has emerged – you knew it was only a matter of time. This phase however, ignites a triple threat as Nigel Farage has thrown his hat into the ring, re-iterating that UKIP would cut the numbers allowed into the UK to work, but he could not … Continue reading Immigration – Farage on Fire!
So, Have I Got The (Second) Job?
Members of Parliament are elected to represent the people of their constituencies, but the debate as to whether they should be able to take external jobs whilst holding their seat has come to the forefront of attention in recent weeks. Former Foreign Secretaries Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind were secretly filmed offering their services … Continue reading So, Have I Got The (Second) Job?
Conservatives vs Labour – Youth Employability
It’s hotting up, and the two major party leaders are gearing up for the Election showdown, as this week contention has emerged over youth employability for the future. As evident in a number of policy considerations, the Conservatives are determined to crack down on welfare benefits – and the youth is no exception. Prime Minister … Continue reading Conservatives vs Labour – Youth Employability
Stop Snooping Around
Hello, is it me you’re looking for? Sorry, Lionel Ritchie, but it’s not just you. The government is set on looking for everyone – they can see it in your eyes, they can see it in your computer. In the wake of recent terrorist events seen in Paris and the increased emergence of ISIS, Prime … Continue reading Stop Snooping Around
Are You Fracking Serious?
Before I’m accused of using any profanities, check that word again – yes, its fracking. This is the process of drilling down into the earth and injecting a high-pressure fluid into the rock which exposes the gas inside. Drilling companies have exclaimed that trillions of cubic feet of shale gas may be recoverable from underneath … Continue reading Are You Fracking Serious?
Hopes Rise As Unemployment Falls
It seems these days that positive news stories are few and far between. However, the British public (and the Tories) can rejoice in the fact that according to the latest statistics released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), unemployment is falling. Finally. The number of people out of work in Britain fell by 58,000 … Continue reading Hopes Rise As Unemployment Falls