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Re: Red lines

Postby dls » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:46 am

Very basic constitutional law theory (not necessarily active in the UK) is the separation of powers between parliament - (representatives of the people democratically elected), the executive (government actually managing everything), and the judiciary. Power is distributed between them, ensuring that no one branch has all the power.

Longer memories will go back to Mrs Thatcher's years when Mrs T had effective control of both the first two branches. It was often said that the courts provided the only effective resistance to her. It was at that time that judicial review grew significantly as a way of resisting that power.
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