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Dr Jack Simson Caird

Dr Jack Simson Caird

Senior Research Fellow in Parliaments and the Rule of Law at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. From 2015 to 2018, Jack was a researcher in the Commons Library.

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Opinion: The ‘Brexit’ Parliament 2017-19

Amidst the sound and fury of the general election campaign, Dr Jack Simson Caird takes a step back to assess how the ‘Parliament of two halves’ contributed to the Brexit process

22 November 2019

Miller 2, the Supreme Court and the politics of constitutional interpretation

The ‘political’ critique of the Supreme Court exposes a widespread and mistaken Westminster view of how our constitution works

21 October 2019

Process of discovery

What Brexit has taught us so far: with Parliament standing prorogued, the Commons Speaker gives a robust defence of Parliament’s role as a check on executive ‘malpractice’ and pledges all the ‘procedural creativity’ necessary

19 September 2019

Brexit and the constitution: 7 lessons

We’re having a constitutional moment... the Brexit process has exposed a dysfunctional relationship between law and politics in Westminster. Have we learned any lessons?

24 June 2019
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Brexit and the constitution: seven lessons

We’re having a constitutional moment – the Brexit process has exposed a fairly dysfunctional relationship between law and politics in Westminster. Some lessons learned.

23 May 2019

Brexit and the politics of law-making

Should MPs be able to legislate contrary to the wishes of the government of the day? The Cooper Bill has raised fundamental questions over the relationship between law and politics in the United Kingdom

18 April 2019

The ‘meaningful vote’

The fight for the right to decide – a quick guide to the Parliamentary showdown over the Brexit deal and what it bodes for the future

26 February 2019
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The Spending Review

A decade of cuts and the brutal pandemic have left courts and barristers struggling to cope – a bid for justice spending 

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