Scot Peterson: Constitutional Entrenchment in England and the UK – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted March 25th, 2014 in constitutional law, constitutional reform, EC law, news, referendums by sally

‘Frequently people think that there are only two ways address flexibility in a constitution: to legally entrench an entire document and to protect it with strong judicial oversight, or to have a political constitution and a sovereign parliament, which, in the words of A.V. Dicey, ‘has … the right to make or unmake any law whatever….’ One aspect of this sovereignty is that parliament cannot bind itself: ‘That Parliaments have more than once intended and endeavoured to pass Acts which should tie the hands of their successors is certain, but the endeavour has always ended in failure.’’

Full story

UK Constitutional Law Association, 25th March 2014