Constitutional, Legal and EU issues
The UK and the EU: What must change?
Fundamental Reform or Brexit? As David Cameron prepares to set out his stall in Brussels this week, senior Conservative MPs say what must change in our relationship with the EU.
As the prime minister prepares to set out his goals for renegotiation at a Brussels summit, he may find an agenda there quite different from that wanted by people at home. Here, three senior MPs explain what is needed in Politeia’s publication, The UK and the EU: What must Change?
In particular the UK parliament must once again decide on the vital matters which affect national life. The UK courts must once again become the ultimate arbiter of matters such as UK human rights law.
Magistrates Work! Restroing Local Justice
The political parties are now in general election mode for the 2015 election. The country has been warned that more cuts are on the way to tackle the levels of deficit which remain. The question for many will be how can the principles on which justice rests be maintained despite economic stringency?
In Politeia's new publication, Magistrates Work!the authors* take stock of the consequences of the closure of magistrates courts before and since 2010, including the damage to access to justice, transparency and rising costs.
Zero Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation
Martin Howe QC
Launched at a special meeting in Birmingham with Martin Howe QC, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Dominic Grieve MP on 30th September 2014.
The Prime Minister has called for a renegotiation of Britain's relationship with Europe, and all the main parties are committed to EU reform.
This week, Politeia published Zero Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation by leading EU lawyer and government legal adviser, Martin Howe QC. As author of Politeia's Safeguarding Sovereignty, Mr Howe inspired the European Union Act 2011. Howe's latest proposals have the potential to redefine the terms of Britain's EU debate.
Here Is The City's coverage of the pamphlet gives an extensive review of Howe's thesis.
By Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Martin Vickers MP, Zac Goldsmith MP, James Morris MP, Jason McCartney MP, John Stevenson MP, Craig Whittaker MP, Fiona Bruce MP, Simon Reevell MP, David Mowat MP.
If the UK is to recover and flourish, then the state must do less and individuals must have the freedom and responsibility to do more. That’s the message from a group of ten new MPs who explain how this can be done for Politeia in Freedom, Responsibility and the State: Curbing Over-Mighty Government.
From the very system of government to whether the UK will have enough energy to keep the lights on, this country suffers from too much of the wrong government. Its failings have led to malaise which inspires contempt for those who govern; damages our justice system, leaves young people unemployed and untrained to pay their way through life, and hinders our businesses. The authors* show how by trusting people more and government less, by allowing greater freedom under law, change for the better can occur.