Bypassing Parliament

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The royal prerogative is profoundly undemocratic, as the powers enable decisions to be taken without the backing of, or consultations with, Parliament. The powers are a body of customary authority, privilege and immunity that, while being the sole prerogative of … Read More

Executive Criminality

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By means of exclusion and misinformation, when in power Tony Blair and his executive not only demonstrated contempt for democracy in unconstitutionally denying both Cabinet and Parliament effective decision making in relation to wars which were illegal, but also for international law.   War … Read More

Above and Beyond the Law

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Al-Yamamah, Britain’s largest-ever arms deal, clinched in 1985 with the help of Margaret Thatcher, and which generated £43 billion for BAE Systems, with another £40 billion in the offing, is just one example of the criminality in the arms industry. The … Read More