Jeff King

Jeff King

Jeff is a Senior Lecturer in Law at University College London, and Co-Editor of the UK Constitutional Law Blog and of Current Legal Problems.

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Constitutional snap?

Do we need a strong and stable government – or just a strong and stable Parliament? Professor Jeff King analyses the constitutional problems generated by the Prime Minister’s decision to go to the polls early

As a result of the forthcoming general election, the new Parliament – and hence government – will remain in place until May 2022. 

30 May 2017

Brexit: The Article 50 ‘trigger’


Nick Barber, Tom Hickman and Jeff King argue that Parliament has an indispensable role in triggering withdrawal from the European Union

As a matter of domestic constitutional law, we argue that the Prime Minister is unable to issue a declaration under Art 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – triggering withdrawal from the European Union – without having been authorised to do so by a statute. 

25 July 2016
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Justice at the polls

The Chair of the Bar launches a Manifesto for Justice as campaigning gets under way

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