To What Extent Does the Uk Constitution Still Uphold Its Fundamental Principles?
In the UK parliament has supreme power and so has the ability to shape or reshape the constitution itself, parliament can make, unmake and remove any law it wishes. This means that we have parliamentary sovereignty. But, this principle is now at odds with the UK’s membership in the E.U. The European Union has supranational powers meaning it has the ability to make a country’s decisions for it. This means that parliament do not in fact have supreme power over how our country is run, the EU do. Another problem similar to this is how devolution has resulted in a quasi-federalist state as the parliament do not challenge decisions made by devolved bodies as England have very little say in Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish affairs now the powers have been separated. For example this is a problem outlined in the ‘West-Lothian’ or ‘English’ question where the question arises “how is it fair that Scotland can vote and pass