Tag Archives: Governing Britain

Standing in for the Prime Minister…

Downing Street announced earlier in the week that should the Prime Minister become incapacitated through illness, Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, will stand in for him. Although the term ‘designated survivor’ has been used, it appears … Continue reading

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More blogging….

One consequence of working from home is likely to be more posts on this blog.  Given that readers will be bombarded with material, authoritative or otherwise, on the current crisis, there is little point in my contributing to that (and … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a book by its cover….

Although I think the cover of the forthcoming Governing Britain is an attractive one, it is the content that counts.  Given that, I thought it may be worthwhile listing the contents so that any reader minded to buy a copy … Continue reading

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Making sense of the constitution

The atmosphere in both Houses is markedly different from what it was last year.  The political situation has been transformed.  There is a sense if not of normalcy, then at least of some stability.  One of the manifestations of this … Continue reading

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Writings on Parliament….

This has been a good year for me in terms of articles published in Parliamentary Affairs.  I see my 2016 article, ‘The Fixed-term Parliaments Act and Votes of Confidence’, perhaps not surprisingly in view of current events, is again listed … Continue reading

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Perpetual rewriting….

In 1982, I published The Constitution in Flux, covering different aspects of constitutional change.  One senior lawyer in reviewing the book did offer the view that it was prescient.  I have not written a second edition as such, in part … Continue reading

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Some problems of the constitution

I have just signed a contract with Manchester University Press for a book entitled Governing Britain: Parliament, ministers and our ambiguous constitution. It is designed, as may be inferred from the title, to address uncertainties, or conundrums, in our constitutional … Continue reading

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