Where does sovereignty lie in the British system?

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The citizens of the UK hold popular sovereignty.
The people choose the government at elections and referendums are sovereign in practice.
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Parliament is legally sovereign; it is the ultimate source of law and the ultimate source of all political power.
The Parliament Act 1949 has been used to ensure that the Hunting Act 2004 was passed.
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The European Union has legal sovereignty in the areas where it has jurisdiction.
The Factortame case, Spanish fishermen went to the European Court of Justice after being told they could not fish in English waters. The UK legislation had to be removed because it was incompatible with EU law.
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Devolved administrations have quasi sovereignty. The power granted to them is unlikely ever to return to Westminster.
Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly.
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The government is sovereign because they have been elected in so have high legitimacy.
The Conservatives were voted into power in 2010.
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Parliament is legally sovereign; it is the ultimate source of law and the ultimate source of all political power.

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The Parliament Act 1949 has been used to ensure that the Hunting Act 2004 was passed.

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The European Union has legal sovereignty in the areas where it has jurisdiction.

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Devolved administrations have quasi sovereignty. The power granted to them is unlikely ever to return to Westminster.

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The government is sovereign because they have been elected in so have high legitimacy.

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