Vernon Bogdanor

Vernon Bogdanor, CBE, FBA is Research Professor at the Institute for Contemporary British History and a member of the steering group for the British Academy Policy Centre report Human rights and the UK constitution.

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Do the British public want human rights? In the last resort, it will be up to them - and rightly so

A distinguished scholar of government, who is central to policy debates around the evolution of our constitution, says that the Human Rights Act is key

This battle has shown the value of an unelected Lords

The defence of civil liberties is often a defence of the liberties of very unpopular minorities

Podium: Speaking up for stubborn England

From the David Hume Lecture delivered in Edinburgh by the professor of politics at Oxford University

Let's root out the rot in our sickly constitution

Reformers must do more than shift power among oligarchs. We need to have real, direct democratic processes

The Westminster malaise

Labour's plans to reform the House of Commons are insufficient, says Vernon Bogdanor

One nation, divided

Lady Thatcher has got her Tory and Liberal traditions in a bit of a muddle, says Vernon Bogdanor

Confused, minister? So are we

Vernon Bogdanor argues for a strong code of ethics to clarify the roles of politicians and civil servants
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