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What will the Lords do with the Article 50 bill?

The bill authorising the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50, enabling the UK to leave the EU, has cleared the Commons. It begins its consideration in the Lords today. 2,141 more words


Monitor 65: Testing constitutional times

The latest issue of Monitor, the Constitution Unit’s regular newsletter, has been published today. The issue covers all of the major UK constitutional developments over the past four months, a period that has included the High Court and Supreme Court rulings in the Article 50 case, the unveiling of Theresa May’s Brexit plan and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, plus much else besides. 1,156 more words


Domestic violence Bill

Domestic and family violence is an insidious and entrenched problem in New Zealand. A Private Member’s bill from Green MP Jan Logie aims to make it easier for victims who are working to deal with violence – … 614 more words


An upper house?

The Opportunity Party policy on democracy proposes having an upper house.

2.: An Upper House

Correcting the concentration of power requires the resurrection of an Upper House that can consider legislation that parliament has passed and can ask it to reconsider, especially if it feels that constitutional rights are at risk. 441 more words


The process of Brexit: what comes next?

In a new report published jointly by the Constitution Unit and the UCL European Institute, Alan Renwick examines what the process of Brexit is likely to look like over the coming weeks, months, and years. 1,611 more words


NZ First response to PM's statement

NZ First leader Winston Peters’ response to the Prime Minister’s statement.

Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First): They say that body language is everything. I want to congratulate the gallery for staying awake and for their stamina. 3,498 more words


Green response to PM's statement

Green co-leader James Shaw’s response to the Prime Minister’s statement.

JAMES SHAW (Co-Leader—Green): E Te Māngai o Te Whare, tēnā koe.

I would actually like to start by congratulating the Prime Minister on his speech, which successfully disguised how dull the statement was that got distributed this morning. 2,234 more words