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“there have been few significant changes to the british constitution since 1997” analyse and evaluate this statement.


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Introduction of the Supreme Court may have lead to greater separation of powers/more checks and balances but can only make recommendations to the govt. Parliament is still sovereign.

-Fixed term Parliament act despite requiring pm to have a 2/3 majority in the commons in order to call an election. Thus can be overturned via a simple majority eg.2019.

-Tony Blair’s reforms of the House of Lords were very limited. He removed most hereditary peers. However, the House of Lords still remains an unelected body.

Against:
-Greater devolution 1998 Scotland Act created the Scottish Parliament. Initially given powers on issues such as health and education eg.no prescription fees/tuition fees in Scotland. Powers later increased through Scotland Act 2016 which gave the Scottish Parliament control over income tax. Eg. Top rate higher in Scotland.
Also can mention Welsh Parliament and NI Assembly.

-Constitutional Reform Act 2005 created the judicial appointments commission, an independent body. Whereas previously judges in the uk were appointed secretly in conjunction with the Lord Chancellor. This is significant because it downgrades the post of lord chancellor.

-Human Rights Act 1998
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(Original post by Keir Starmer)
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Introduction of the Supreme Court may have lead to greater separation of powers/more checks and balances but can only make recommendations to the govt. Parliament is still sovereign.

-Fixed term Parliament act despite requiring pm to have a 2/3 majority in the commons in order to call an election. Thus can be overturned via a simple majority eg.2019.

-Tony Blair’s reforms of the House of Lords were very limited. He removed most hereditary peers. However, the House of Lords still remains an unelected body.

Against:
-Greater devolution 1998 Scotland Act created the Scottish Parliament. Initially given powers on issues such as health and education eg.no prescription fees/tuition fees in Scotland. Powers later increased through Scotland Act 2016 which gave the Scottish Parliament control over income tax. Eg. Top rate higher in Scotland.
Also can mention Welsh Parliament and NI Assembly.

-Constitutional Reform Act 2005 created the judicial appointments commission, an independent body. Whereas previously judges in the uk were appointed secretly in conjunction with the Lord Chancellor. This is significant because it downgrades the post of lord chancellor.

-Human Rights Act 1998
thank you so so much!!!
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