Tag: constitutional law

Would David Cameron’s tax-lock law be legally binding or just a political gimmick?

David Cameron has promised that if the Conservative Party wins the general election, it will introduce legislation to prevent any rises in rates of income tax, National Insurance and VAT during the 2015-20 Parliament. This […]

The Fixed-term Parliaments Act: A reply to Colin Talbot

As the general election approaches, there is considerable interest in the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. Unfortunately, not all of the discussion to date has been legally accurate. For example, Professor Colin Talbot has written that: […]

Beyond the European Convention: Human Rights and the Common Law

I gave a Current Legal Problems lecture in March concerning the relationship between common-law constitutional rights and the system of rights protection that obtains under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on […]

Are the Conservatives still contemplating withdrawal from the ECHR?

I wrote a few days ago about the treatment of human-rights policy in the Conservative Party’s 2015 election manifesto. In that post I noted that there was no mention of the radical plans set out in a […]

#PublicLawExam 2015 — For those with upcoming exams in Public Law

Over the next month, with those who have upcoming exams in Public Law in mind, I will be tweeting advice, key developments and links to recent cases, articles and blog posts. I will also (probably every […]

Of Black Spiders and Constitutional Bedrock: The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Evans

The legal saga concerning the “black-spider memos” that Prince Charles is in the habit of sending to Ministers, inflicting upon them his often-eccentric views, is a long one. It has its origins in freedom-of-information requests […]

The Cambridge Companion to Public Law

The Cambridge Companion to Public Law, which I am editing with David Feldman, will be published later this year. In the meantime, we have posted the editors’ introduction to SSRN; a copy can be downloaded here. […]