“The government is consulting Commonwealth countries about changing the laws on royal succession, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.”
BBC News, 16th April 2011
from the Inner Temple Library
“The government’s little-reported announcement last week that it will no longer bypass parliament when it abolishes public bodies is a sign that the House of Lords is working effectively: even ministers now understand that the best thing to do when they find themselves in a hole is to stop digging.”
The Guardian, 9th March 2011
“When an appeal to the Privy Council was expressed to be as of right under the Constitution of the country appealed from, it was still necessary either to obtain leave from the local Court of Appeal or if that was refused, to obtain special leave from the Privy Council.”
WLR Daily, 24th November 2010
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“Today I am talking to Carl Gardner, ex government lawyer and author of the Head of Legal blog, about the extraordinary idea being put forward by Foreign Secretary William Hague that we need to enshrine Parliamentary Sovereignty in our law. There are many dangers in doing so. There could well be *unintended consequences* and Carl Gardner says that the drafting of this legislation will need especial care.”
Charon QC, 8th October 20101
“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.