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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Are 8850 Form Legislation

Instructions and Help about Are 8850 Form Legislation

Hey there guys today's topic is parliamentary sovereignty it's a really popular topic in both course works and exams as an essay question in particular we're going to focus on to what extent can Parliament still be thought of as sovereign and we'll cover the topic generally but we'll try and keep that focus in mind all right let's get started so the first thing that we need to do is consider the concept of sovereignty and I think for this purpose there are two types of sovereignty the first of these is political sovereignty which is being seen as held by the people and legal sovereignty which is the focus of this video and this has been seen as held by Parliament so a parliamentary sovereignty to give an example of the difference between the two in the late 1980s the conservative party introduced something called the poll tax and they did this through an act of Parliament so it was all perfectly legal the problem was that the poll tax was incredibly unpopular led to violent protests on the street and was essentially unenforceable and Ellora ventually got repealed and the policy was abandoned and it did lead to the end of Margaret Thatcher's political career and I think that what we can see from this is that while Parliament can pass laws the ultimate final check on the elected body is by the people itself and this is something that we can bear in mind as we go through the video now the best place to start with a definition of parliamentary sovereignty is the classical theorist av dicey who gives three key definitions that we'll look at in detail firstly Parliament can do whatever it likes in terms of the laws that it passes secondly a...