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And the award for the most boring politician goes to…

And the award for the most boring politician goes to…

Backbencher October 30, 2013 0

I went off politics in my early twenties because it was boring – or so I thought.  Now that I’m a few years older and just that little bit wiser, I’ve realised it’s not

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Judicial Independence and Parliamentary sovereignty

Judicial Independence and Parliamentary sovereignty

Backbencher December 22, 2012 2

James Sharpe. ‘The supremacy of Parliament is still the general principle of our constitution.’ Those were the words of Lord Steyn in R (Jackson) v Attorney-General in 2005. In one sentence he summed up

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‘Secret Court’ Proposals go on Trial

‘Secret Court’ Proposals go on Trial

Andrew Thorpe-Apps November 24, 2012 9

If passed, the Justice and Security bill will ensure far greater use of ‘closed hearings’ by civil courts to examine sensitive intelligence and ‘protect national security.’ The issue of so-called ‘secret courts’ is at

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