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This has been posted in the goverment section but as it is a right or power more closely associated with the Judiciary I thought it worth posting here too. Judicial review is a power of the High Court to review how a given decision by the state was made to confirm that it was done so properly and in accordance with the law. Important to note the following are beyond the Scope of Judicial review:   Proceedings in Parliment National Security decisions Any Court above the High Court...

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In the ‘More than Just the Head of State’ thread I posted an outline of a set of powers for the PM. Andrew B thought that the section on the powers of the Prime Minister to Declare War deserved it’s own thread so here it is! Here is what I wrote:    ‘- Power to declare War. It is important particularly in the case of an attack by an unfriendly nation that the PM can act immediately and without constraint however it may be wise to insist any declaration of war must be subsequently...

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There have been many excellent suggestions for revisions to the current House of Lords whether it be appointed, mixed appointed/elected, or wholly elected each system has its merits.  What I propose here is a different form of Elected House of Lords or Senate as well as to tackle some of the obvious practical problems with change on this difficult subject.  The System The upper chamber need not be all that large, the US Senate has precisely 100 members and they adequately help govern a...

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The idea is simply this:  Should the UK Supreme Court have the power to strike down legislation for being unconstitutional?  A legal problem any law student will be familiar with. Clearly in the US this is the case and certainly the Supreme Court can override Parliment in regards to rules that breach its commitments under the EU famously decided in the 1980's.  Pros - Provides a guarantor for citizens Human and constitutional rights - Is a check on Legislative and Executive power...

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Whilst I am not opposed to givng local authorities as much power as they can handle what I am concerned about is oversight.  There must be a means for ensuring that Councils are acting within their delegated powers and are not performing an abuse of power by denying citizens there rights in order to make the administration of the Council easier. Currently this is performed by Goverment/ Civil service oversight and Judicial Review.  I see nor eason why that could not continue but I would...

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I think the current selection of ideas requires an out break of common sense.  Some simple facts: 1. Britain has been a monarchy for 949 years or  326 depending on your historical viewpoint.  2. There a numerous healthy arguments for an elected head of state many of which have been espoused by others here and I will not bother repeating 3. The British public do not want an elected head of state. Over 77% of them in an Ipsos Mori poll in July 2013 said they would vote to keep the...

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Andrew Cullyer

Bristol, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jan 17, 2015

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Postgraduate degree

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