10) What constitutional reforms have the coalition proposed?

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10) What constitutional reforms have the coalition proposed?
1 Bill of rights& judiciary
1.1 Bill of Rights & Judiciary: Conservatives want to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights. – partly supported by Lib Dems.
1.2 For a bill of rights
1.2.1 o It would provide ownership and promote citizenship o It would protect citizens from state power o It would unify our laws. o It would protect the right for privacy and other civil liberties
1.3 Against a bill of rights
1.3.1 o The Human rights act is already doing the job therefore a bill of rights wouldn’t help o It would undermine parliamentary sovereignty
2 Electoral Reform
2.1 Electoral Reform for the HoC: Lib Dems favour using proportional representation, specifically the STV system… whereas the Conservatives favour ‘first past the post’ system.
3 Lords Reform
3.1 Lords Reform: Both parties committed to a largely (or entirely) elected second chamber – however, many Conservative MPs are anxious that an elected second chamber may rival the Commons in the future
4 Europe
4.1 Europe: Conservatives have led policy with the support of Lib Dems – requirement that a referendum is held before any future transfer of power to Brussels is accepted is agreed to by most Lib Dems – its implications are EUROSCEPTICAL.
4.2 Referendum provides an obstacle to further European integration. Membership of the Euro has already been ruled out.
5 Devolution
5.1 The coalition have agreed to hold a referendum on further Welsh devolution, involving law-making power.
5.2 It does not extend to a federalist system (which Lib Dems support) and Conservatives have recognised that this process does not threaten the unity of the UK
5.3 In response, a committee has been set up to investigate imbalances created through Scottish devolution.
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