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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De-coding the constitution?

Andrew Blick
By: Andrew Blick

The Priti Patel affair highlights some general peculiarities of the UK constitution. At the centre of this episode lies a document, the Ministerial Code. This text, which formed the basis of the investigation into the Home Secretary, is regarded as having a central role in the ethical regulation of government. In his foreword to the… [Read More…]about De-coding the constitution?

Cummings and the constitution: continuity or change?

Alex Walker
By: Alex Walker

Dominic Cummings’ departure from No. 10 has been widely been framed as a ‘reset’ moment for the government. But will it reset the government’s approach to the constitution? It seems that Downing Street is keen, at least on some level, to encourage the impression of a general reboot – with briefings that control of special… [Read More…]about Cummings and the constitution: continuity or change?

Exit Cummings: the historical perspective

Andrew Blick
By: Andrew Blick

With hindsight, the manner of Dominic Cummings’ departure from No.10 was predictable. Intense public controversy has surrounded much of his career, including his tenure as the most senior special adviser to Boris Johnson after the latter became Prime Minister in mid-2019. The term ‘divisive’ could have been created especially for Cummings. His approach to political… [Read More…]about Exit Cummings: the historical perspective

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