Beware Kite-Flyers – Stephen Sedley – London Review of Books

Posted September 4th, 2013 in constitutional law, judicial review, news by sally

“Writers on the British constitution have always faced the problem that, contrary to what Mr Podsnap thought, it cannot simply be held up to the light and admired. The constitution is simultaneously a description of how, for the moment, we are governed and a prescriptive account of how we ought to be governed. In both respects (the former much more than the latter) it undergoes constant change; and there are concerns, highlighted by the radical changes currently being made to the legal aid system, that the process may be accelerating into a critical and damaging phase.”

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London Review of Books, 12th September 2013