Andrew Le Sueur

Law academic & barrister, London, Essex, Jersey

Wikipedia on the British constitution

As everybody reading this blog will know, Wikipedia is an online, multilingual, free encyclopaedia compiled using Wiki software. What may be less widely known is the process by which articles … Continue reading

January 27, 2013

Have you heard the one about Jimmy Carr, ‘The Guardian’ and a small British island?

There aren’t many good jokes about constitutions. In fact, I’m not sure there are any jokes about constitutions. Be that as it may, British comedian Jimmy Carr has sparked a … Continue reading

June 28, 2012

On queuing and queue jumping

Along with moaning about the weather, queuing is generally regarded as part and parcel of life in Britain. Next month’s Olympics look set to provide ample opportunities for both in … Continue reading

June 14, 2012

‘Fun-loving guys’, government ‘doing anything that individuals do’ and the rule of law

In my administrative law lectures, I get students to practise an action that I explain ought to become instinctive in the minds of lawyers working for (or against) government. You … Continue reading

March 24, 2012

Crazy Constitutionalism

I’m reading David Aaronovitch’s Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History (2009). It’s excellent, but although it makes passing reference to conspiracy theories about the European Union it … Continue reading

February 12, 2012

McGonnell and the Bailiffs of Jersey and Guernsey 11 years on

Lawyers and legal academics from outside the Channel Islands tend to know only three things about the legal systems of Jersey and Guernsey. One is that islands have deployed their … Continue reading

February 12, 2012