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29 March 2004
A bizarre confrontation between the Commons and the Lords over an obscure bill has wide implications for the way that legislation is reviewed. How much longer can Britain's creaking constitution cope with a government so determined to get its way?
8 March 2004
Lord Woolf was right, last
week, in his speech in Cambridge, to link the government's constitutional
reform plans to the iniquitous clause 11 of the Asylum and Immigration Bill
now going through parliament. If they pass un-amended the reform plans can
only encourage an authoritarian tendency in the government that the asylum
bill plainly reveals.
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