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Lady Hale's 2015 Bryce Lecture: The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom Constitution

Lady Hale gave the 2015 Bryce Lecture earlier this month, taking “The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom Constitution” as her title. The lecture does not break any new ground, but is a helpful overview of a range of issues concerning the constitutional authority of the courts vis-a-vis the other branches of government, with particular reference to contemporary issues relating to parliamentary sovereignty. 57 more words

Constitutional Law

17th Assembly 5th Session Fifth Sitting – Day Seven, February 12th, 2015

Today the House celebrated the 5th anniversary of Canada’s Flag Day (which is actually Sunday, February 15th) by opening with O Canada, ably sung by the Mildred Hall School Choir. 96 more words


Devolution Summit - 9 February 2015

Speech given at the Devolution Summit on 9 February 2015.

My name is Nick Forbes, I’m leader of Newcastle City Council and I also lead on Public Sector Reform for Core Cities UK. 1,491 more words

Core Cities

Still All About Cities

I’ve only read the snippets of news about the UK Devolution Summit, summed up by this article in The Independent. However, my initial thoughts reflected my usual ones about central government’s concept of devolution – they mention ‘regions’ but, really, it’s all about the cities. 243 more words


Pipe down Sweetie!-Why Westminster needs to stop pandering to the SNP and focus on English devolution

A resonant ‘ach, naw!’ was heard across Scotland to the notion of independence in 2014 and the United Kingdom apparently remains “unified” for the foreseeable future. 773 more words


The Draft Scotland Bill and the sovereignty of the UK Parliament

The Draft Scotland Bill — which aims to implement “the vow” made by the leaders of the major UK political parties in the closing days of the referendum campaign — has now been published. 1,248 more words

Constitutional Law