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"We don't have a written constitution: it relies on convention and precedent, and the spirit within which those conventions and precedents are regarded. And if those conventions and precedents are ignored, overturned, challenged - then the lack of a codified constitution becomes an issue," he said.

"I would agree with those who would say in these circumstances, it may not be that you'd need a written constitution as a whole, but as a minimum, some of the procedures, not least in the Houses of Parliament, are going to have to be codified for clarity on what the rules are. There is no doubt in my mind that we have reached that point."

Another (former) public officer (TOA) shooting his mouth off. To the Tower with him!

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Sep 14th, 2019 at 05:58:56 AM EST
The truth emerging from the syllabus of these cases is shocking, tbh. Far removed from the press clippings of clear cut partisan game of thrones. Legal challenges to A.50(3) over the course of a year have exposed more significant operating weaknesses in UK institutional "politics" than economic output.

The whole concept of "constitutional monarchy" with quasi-legislative services is disintegrating. Administrative support, really executive functions, from the EU are folding. Bureaucracy is no where near the maturity required to replace those systems. This litigation is about establishing and integrating authorities in civil service that simple don't exist.  

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Sep 14th, 2019 at 09:52:30 AM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Sep 14th, 2019 at 10:37:29 AM EST
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<whisper>term of art</whisper>

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Sep 14th, 2019 at 11:02:41 AM EST
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It is argued in Cherry by MPs that constitutional powers and purpose of prorogation differs for UKNs constituents in Scotland from the constitutional powers and purpose of prorogation for UKNs constituents in England and Wales.

Got that? one "government", three "parliament", one "monarch", two "constitutions".

This is but one example of incoherent legal terminology manifest as "HIGH POLICY AND POLITICAL JUDGMENT" of the UK.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Sep 14th, 2019 at 04:09:38 PM EST
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The documentary evidence of the PMs "alien purpose" is scheduling a date with the queen and (their?) Privy Council to request prorogation. 4 memos.

It is argued, this scheduling conflict interferes with 7 months deliberation and passage of "withdrawal agreement" bills (NONE of which address approval of the non-negotiable instrument agreed with EU by the PM-who-cannot-be-named-even-Jane-Doe to "the government") before expiry of the A.50(3) extension period.

## Mental disorder is a communicable disease.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Sep 14th, 2019 at 04:46:21 PM EST
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