The Constitution Society

Working to promote informed debate about constitutional reform

The Constitution Society is an independent, non-party educational foundation which works to promote informed debate about constitutional reform. We take no position on specific reform proposals but advocate better legislative standards and oppose ill-considered, piecemeal change.

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Judicial and scientific independence

By: Leah Trueblood

When Public lawyers are asked about independence, the type that probably first comes to mind is judicial independence. The necessity of judicial independence in a democratic society is clear, even if its meaning is contested. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the importance of another type of independence: scientific independence. The roles of scientists and judges… [Read More…]about Judicial and scientific independence

UK government has delayed elections longer than most countries – and England still isn’t ready to hold pandemic votes in May

By: Toby James and Alistair Clark

Which activities are essential during a pandemic? Across England, school buildings have been closed, as have many shops, businesses and sports facilities. So what about elections? Should they go ahead? It’s an important question since local elections are scheduled to take place in the UK in May. Among them are the English elections that were… [Read More…]about UK government has delayed elections longer than most countries – and England still isn’t ready to hold pandemic votes in May

The constitution in 2021: in conversation with Vernon Bogdanor

By: Vernon Bogdanor

In the first Constitution Society interview of 2021, Dr Andrew Blick talks to Professor Vernon Bogdanor about constitutional prospects for the forthcoming year. In a wide-ranging discussion, they cover the possibility of Scottish independence; the constitutional impact of Brexit; civil service reform; the role of the courts; electoral systems; and how plausible it is that the… [Read More…]about The constitution in 2021: in conversation with Vernon Bogdanor

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