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Fundamental Law - Nature and Purpose - NigelGB - 10-22-2015

A Fundamental Law is a law that requires more than a decision by the legislative body to change.  Usually some form of vote in favour of change by the citizenship.  Although, but its nature, a Fundamental Law becomes part of the constitutional law of the country it applies to, it is not in itself a constitution.  Though by definition any written constitution must be a fundamental law.

The important thing about a Fundamental Law is that it puts limits on the ability of the Executive and the Legislature to make changes to the way in which the Executive and Legislature of the country operate.  As things stand at present in the United Kingdom Parliament is supreme.  There is no authority over it and it cannot be bound by any action taken by a previous parliament.  So if the government of the day decides that it wants to change the period in which it can be in office to nine hundred and ninety nine years and if it can get the required support in both houses to pass the legislation, it could do so.  A Fundamental Law would stop this.

That is why I am proposing a Fundamental Law at this years Liberal Party Assembly.


RE: Fundamental Law - Nature and Purpose - admin - 10-24-2015

A motion in support of a Fundamental Law was passed at the 2015 Liberal Party Assembly in York.