Sources of the UK Constitution

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Constitutional documents

  • Magna Carta.
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Major texts by experts.

  • The English Constitution by Bagehot
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Major Statutes

  • Welsh devolution
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Royal Prerogative

  • Gives authority to the executive. Acts on behalf of the monarch.
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Customs of Parliment

Rules regarding procedures of the House + privilages of members are provisions.

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Common and case (judge made) law

Body of rules that has evolved over time. Implemented by judges.

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Unwritten rules that guide behaviour. Customs of political practice. (Collective Cabinet responsibility)

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EU Law

Treaty of Rome and Directives.

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