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Does The British Government Ever Shut Down?

With the United States in the midst of yet another government shutdown, a number of readers have asked if this sort of thing ever happens in the United Kingdom. The short answer is, no, it doesn’t. In the Westminster system, … Continue reading

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Peers Vote To Delay Tax Credit Cuts

Despite the Government’s dire talk of a constitutional crisis, the House of Lords voted to delay the implementation of the tax credit cuts until Ministers take steps to soften the blow for low-income individuals. Today’s debate was an example of the House at … Continue reading

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More Thoughts On The House Of Lords And Tax Credits

During the House of Lords’ debate on the Government’s tax credit cuts, Lord Mackay of Clashfern attempted to argue away peers’ role in approving regulations under the Tax Credits Act 2002. He claimed that this is essentially a matter of courtesy, and he drew an … Continue reading

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