Parlimentry Supremacy/Sovereignty

Parliamentary sovereignty is one of the key and most controversial of the UK Constitutional principles. It started after the Bill of Rights 1689, where Parliament took the remaining powers of the Monarch. Since this was never written down in a constitutional code, the UK Parliament took unlimited powers of law making, just as the Monarch had before the Magna Carta 1215, only this time, they were elected officials. (more…)

Introduction to Public Law and the UK Constitution

What is Public Law?

Strictly speaking, Public law is defined as the relationships between the state and the individual. However, it may be easier to think of everything that is not private is be public. Public law is a wide topic ranging from the constitution, to judicial review, to the supremacy of parliament and everything in-between, which I will be discussing in the following posts in a lead up to my examination of Public Law. (more…)

Should I have the right to say or write what I want, no matter whom it offends?

The perspective of Freedom of Speech is positive and a basic human right that every Man, Woman and Child should be entitled too. The discussion regarding whether society should have the right to say and write what they want no matter who it offends has been debated extensively over the 328 years since the development of the British Bill of Rights in 1689. This was the first instance of freedom of speech not only for parliament, for the citizens of Britain, which inspired much of the western world to follow. Furthermore, I am in favour of the viewpoint suggesting a line must be drawn in order to preserve and protect humanity. (more…)