Political constitution

Upholding standards in public life: the presidential and ‘pragmatic populist’ challenges

Alex Walker
By: Alex Walker

When an updated version of the Ministerial Code was published last month, most of the headlines focused on the idea that the under-pressure Prime Minister had watered down the Code in order to save his own skin. As constitutional observers were quick … [Read more...] about Upholding standards in public life: the presidential and ‘pragmatic populist’ challenges

Executive power and the constitution: is the UK government getting more powerful?

Alex Walker
By: Alex Walker

On Friday 22 April, The Constitution Society held a conference looking at the power of the UK executive within the political system. Speakers at the conference considered the nature the government’s power and its relationship with the institutions … [Read more...] about Executive power and the constitution: is the UK government getting more powerful?

Conference: Executive power and the UK constitution

By: The Constitution Society

On Friday 22 April, The Constitution Society held a conference that looked at the power of the executive within the UK political system. Speakers at the conference considered the nature the government’s power and its relationship with the … [Read more...] about Conference: Executive power and the UK constitution

The political constitution: an idea worth understanding

By: Daniel Skeffington

Is the political constitution a concept worth protecting? The Constitution Society has published a new report examining the idea of the political constitution in the United Kingdom, in which I answer this question with a qualified ‘yes’. It argues … [Read more...] about The political constitution: an idea worth understanding