It is interesting that recent developments indicate that Parliament is supreme.
Little intricacies like calling the government into contempt as a result of its actions prove that Parliament is indeed the highest court in the land.
I fear this is indicative that – up till now most MPs, just as they seem not to know where money comes from, seem also unaware of their own collective powers.
Legal advice may be specific to a government or cabinet, but it is also specific to the electorate. Wouldn’t it have been wonderful if we had had access to the same original legal advice on the Iraq War?
If only our voting system was even imperfectly (it only ever could be) ‘proportional’, so that party monoliths did not prevent intelligent and individual thought, our constitution might have a chance of actually working rather well – making voting matter again!