Montesquieu

Separation of Powers

The Separation of Powers is a fundamental constitutional principle in the UK. This idea dated back to Ancient Greece where they believed that powers to function the state should be spread over different bodies to ensure that no one gained too much power. This was developed over time, where the French Philosopher Montesquieu further advanced the concept into the 3 bodies of state; the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary. (more…)