Recently, I have been reflecting on the question: ‘Does the UK constitution still work?’ Of course, the question is value-laden. For one thing, it implicitly assumes that, whether or not […]
During an interview on the Today programme on Radio 4 (here, beginning two hours and ten minutes into the broadcast), Sir Stephen Laws made — or at least appeared to […]
Earlier this week, the UK Supreme Court gave judgment in relation to the “Scottish Continuity Bill”  UKSC 64. The matter reached the Court through a reference made under section […]
The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has today published an interim report on the effect of confidence motions in the light of the Fixed-term Parliaments […]
In this article, first published in Counsel magazine, I consider how constitutional matters influenced the 2017 general election — and what the future constitutional implications of the election generally, and of a hung Parliament in particular, might be.
The Salisbury convention usually limits the House of Lords’ capacity to obstruct legislation implementing Government manifesto commitments. But does it apply if there is a minority or coalition government during a hung Parliament?
A pre-publication version of my Cambridge Law Journal article on the decision of the UK Supreme Court in the Miller case is now available. In it, I argue that the majority’s judgment does not withstand critical scrutiny.