The Separation of Powers
Sir Stephen Sedley
On 14th January 2015, Politeia's new series with BPP University A Free Society Under the Rule of Law, will be addressed by Sir Stephen Sedleyon The Separation of Powers.
Montesquieu's remark that without separation of the state's powers there would be 'an end of everything' may have been an overstatement, but it contained an important truth. The separation of powers in the British state, while it has long and deep historical roots, is not a fixed set of relationships and may today be under critical pressure
A Free Society Under the Rule of Law
Politeia’s series with BPP, A Free Society Under the Rule of Law, considers how the principles on which freedom under the law rests in this country, can continue to remain at the heart of Britain's justice series.
The UK and the EU: What Must Change?
Martin Howe QC
Lord Howell of Guildford
Bernard Jenkin MP
Dr Gerard Lyons
Britain’s relations with Europe are now at the centre of the national political debate. In the May 2014 Elections the Eurosceptic vote in Britain was over 50 per cent. Across Europe the mood was similar. The Prime Minister has pledged to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU if the Conservatives are returned to power. Indeed, if the EU is to survive and prosper, all recognise that reform is essential.
Politeia 's 2014 series, The UK and the EU: What principles should inform of renegotiation? considers the issues which matter to Britain's relations with the EU.
Forthcoming events in the series include:
On Thursday 10th July, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Dr Gerard Lyons & Barney Reynolds gave the second lecture in Politeia's 2014 series, The UK and the EU: What principles should guide re-negotiation?
The prime minister has prioritised the renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the EU. He has also made clear that he intends to reduce the EU's burdens on Britain and limit the boundaries for EU interference and regulations. Britain's financial services will be a central theme in the renegotiation.