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?
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
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?