- 10-04-2012, 10:02 #81Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep. ~Catherine O'Hara
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- 10-04-2012, 12:14 #82
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- 10-04-2012, 12:15 #83
Let us just get settled on one thing - that we are using the same definition of the word "constitution" in relation to a state. My definition would be that the document sets out the relationship between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, and as between each branch and the individuals within a state.
If you accept this definition you must then accept that there are no legal constraints on the UK Parliament and the laws it can pass as against its subjects. The Bill of Rights Act and Magna Carta do not change this fact and any Parliament that wished to could repeal them without resorting to a referendum.
However the UK Parliament cannot amend unilaterally European Law or the Convention. Its only option would be to withdraw from the EU and/or the Convention. So long as it remains a signatory it is bound by the Convention. The Convention has acted as a restraint on executive and legislative power in the UK, in that it gives the courts the power to issue declarations of incompatibility and to issue injunctions against certain actions where they would contravene the articles of the Convention.
For this reason it is the closest thing the UK has to a declaration because it is the first real constraint on executive and legislative autonomy.
Blair's motivation was (as many allege) to enrich his wife, who was hardly short of money to begin with. It is not like he (Blair) needed the money."If a terrorist organisation wanted to knock out the moral compass of Britain, all they'd have to do is to kill 100 celebrities at random. The entire country would have an instant nervous breakdown."
- 10-04-2012, 12:50 #84
Lord Denning described it as "the greatest constitutional document of all times – the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot". In a 2005 speech, Lord Woolf described it as "first of a series of instruments that now are recognised as having a special constitutional status"
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- 10-04-2012, 13:51 #85
I would like to think that if May is mistaken enough to try and realise this aspiration the bill will be brought down by liberal MPs in the coalition.
However, certain Lib Dems are kowtowing to this government no matter how illiberal the legislation and so they can no longer be relied on to do the right thing.
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- 10-04-2012, 16:11 #89
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"Pyianno" snip "However the UK Parliament cannot amend unilaterally European Law or the Convention. Its only option would be to withdraw from the EU and/or the Convention. So long as it remains a signatory it is bound by the Convention"
IMHO , yet another good reason to get out of Europe on top of us pissing even more £billions into their corrupt coffers!!
- 10-04-2012, 16:14 #90