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The implications of English votes for English laws

The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the issue of English votes for English laws, and the wider impact of these proposals on the future of the Union. This is a … Continue reading

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A New Magna Carta? a student contribution to a select committee inquiry

Earlier this year University of Lincoln students on the first year politics module Who Runs Britain? submitted evidence to a parliamentary select committee inquiry on constitutional reform. The inquiry by the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee was launched shortly after … Continue reading

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Submission to select committee inquiry on a new Magna Carta

Shortly after the 2010 general election the Political and Constitutional Reform select committee of the House of Commons began an inquiry into the question of whether or not Britain should adopt a codified or written constitution. Their report, A New … Continue reading

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A New Magna Carta: Constitutional Preamble Competition

As part of it’s consultation on codifying the British constitution, which is being conducted under the banner  A New Magna Carta, the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons is running a public competition to find who can write the best … Continue reading

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Reasons to be thankful there’s no separation of powers in the UK

Tomorrow morning, several hundred thousand employees of the US federal government will return to work. Aside from the politics of the moment, the federal government shutdown is in many respects the product of the US Constitution, and in particular the … Continue reading

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