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Legislative Wash-Up: The Passage of the Post Office Act 2024

By: Kate Dewsnip

Last month I wrote a blog discussing the constitutional implications of the Post Office Bill (now the Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Act 2024). In that blog, I argued that primary legislation was the most appropriate and … [Read more...] about Legislative Wash-Up: The Passage of the Post Office Act 2024

Early Election? More Like a Return to Normal

By: Peter Heaton-Jones

Much has been made of Rishi Sunak’s decision to call an ‘early’ general election. But 4 July is only ‘early’ relative to the latest date an election could legally be held, in January 2025, and we shouldn’t be surprised that the Prime Minister hasn’t … [Read more...] about Early Election? More Like a Return to Normal

Strengthening Democratic Accountability in the NHS: Opportunities in Constitutional Reform

By: Keegan Clay Shepard

Introduction My name is Keegan Clay Shepard and I am a Research Fellow at the Constitution Society where I am exploring the concept of democratic accountability within the NHS. In this blog I discuss the open consultation aimed at influencing … [Read more...] about Strengthening Democratic Accountability in the NHS: Opportunities in Constitutional Reform

What Happens When Transparent Government Conflicts With Collective Responsibility?

By: Cassandra Somers-Joce

The principle of collective responsibility exists in tension with transparent government. The former tends towards preserving the confidentiality of Cabinet decisions and the latter requires governmental action to be open to examination, scrutiny and … [Read more...] about What Happens When Transparent Government Conflicts With Collective Responsibility?

The Titanic Struggle over the Illegal Migration Act

By: Stuart Wallace

In 1912, the shipyard of Harland and Wolff in East Belfast produced a ship that was state of the art, a marvel of engineering, “designed to be unsinkable”. As it traversed the iceberg-laden waters of the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage at high … [Read more...] about The Titanic Struggle over the Illegal Migration Act

Is the UK Subject to a Deep State? Liz Truss and the Civil Service

By: Jai Jethwa

Politics has moved frenetically in recent weeks. There has been the appointment of a new First Minister in Scotland, the drama of England’s local elections, and, inevitably, countless headlines over the Government’s Rwanda plan as it entered the UK … [Read more...] about Is the UK Subject to a Deep State? Liz Truss and the Civil Service