The fallout over the Scottish government’s gender recognition legislation has not happened in isolation.
The UK government has vetoed Scotland’s gender recognition reform (Scotland) bill, which aims to make it easier for people to change their legal gender.
Gordon Brown’s proposed elected upper chamber could protect plans to decentralise power, but it’s arguably not in the Labour party’s interest to introduce one.
He’s the third prime minister to take office since the last election and
From calling his opponent a bollard to shutting parliament for an extended period, Johnson has pushed the limits of the ‘good chaps school of government’.
The minister revolt against Boris Johnson wasn’t anti-democratic - it’s representative democracy in action.
Appointing ministers who aren’t MPs or lords would weaken parliament’s ability to hold the government to account.
The UK doesn’t have a set back-up plan when a prime minister is unwell, but there are clear procedures in place.
The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution or a specific plan for what to do if the prime minister is too ill to perform official duties.
It’s either in or out for a minor royal. A mix and match approach raises too many problems.
A large majority gives the prime minister freedom to dramatically alter the machinary of the nation.
Some argue that a written document would settle difficult questions at times of crisis, but recent evidence suggests otherwise.
The UK Supreme Court’s decision will have profound implications for how and why a prime minister can suspend parliament.
The Framers of the Constitution knew their history, and sought to learn from it – and only to repeat the parts they liked.
The UK does not have a written constitution so how can we tell if the government is right or wrong on this point?
Proroguing the parliament for five weeks at a crucial time may prove to be a masterstroke in ensuring a no-deal Brexit.
If MPs aren’t sitting in parliament to block no-deal Brexit, can it go ahead anyway?
Westminster has consistently disregarded the concerns of the devolved administrations over Brexit.
Ministers were found in contempt of parliament on December 4 for not publishing the full legal advice on the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
If the UK does secure a deal with the EU, it’s not clear that parliament would back it. Here are some scenarios for what could happen next.