Labour

Answering tricky questions: Labour and Citizens’ Assemblies

By: Simon Griffiths

A few sentences in Tom Baldwin’s new 400-page biography of Keir Starmer caused quite a stir recently. They had little to do with the life of the Labour leader, and more to do with how an incoming Labour government would find solutions to … [Read more...] about Answering tricky questions: Labour and Citizens’ Assemblies

Towards the codification of war powers?

By: David Klemperer

Last month, Rishi Sunak’s decision to conduct airstrikes against the Houthis in Yemen sparked significant debate – not only about the merits of such actions, but also about their constitutionality. Several opposition politicians – including Scottish … [Read more...] about Towards the codification of war powers?

Choosing party leaders

By: Alys Thomas

Introduction This is a blog about the constitutional issues at stake when it comes to the self-selecting memberships of political parties choosing party leaders and thus Prime Ministers.[1] As this blog is being drafted, there is some … [Read more...] about Choosing party leaders

Conference season: Four constitutional questions that parties need to answer 

By: Kelly Shuttleworth

As the leaves turn and the days grow shorter, the United Kingdom can hear whispers of change in the air as it enters a new season – party conference season. This annual tradition, which stretches back more than a century, sees the major political … [Read more...] about Conference season: Four constitutional questions that parties need to answer 

Sue Gray and the Labour Party

By: Colin Talbot

The decision of Sue Gray – a Senior Civil Servant – to leave the Service and accept a job offer from the Labour Party to become Sir Keir Starmer’s Chief of Staff has sparked a great deal of controversy. All sorts of allegations have been thrown … [Read more...] about Sue Gray and the Labour Party