Whoever is in charge at Westminster, we can expect constitutional change to be at the top of the agenda for future governments. The Brexit process and the situation of having a minority government has elevated the constitutional arrangements of Westminster into sharp relief. For some they have shown that the constitution works. For others they
“Do you remember a few months ago when the government losing a vote was a really big deal?” That’s what a close friend said to me after the latest “unprecedented” parliamentary shenanigans. Since last summer we’ve become so used to cabinet resignations and the government losing votes that the word unprecedented is a little over-used.
Since the wrecking of Millbank in 2010 the free education movement has seen few instances of struggle, resistance and action. Protests such as Cops off Campus and the occupations of universities like Birmingham and the London School of Economics have been encouraging but ultimately these events either capitalised on a wave of general outrage from