News: July 2018

Graduation Profile – Freya Whelan - Law LLB (Hons)

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Teleri Wyn Davies - LLB Law

Publication date: 17 July 2018

The full weight of the Law Degree – embracing new experiences sees Sioned graduate with a First

With her sights set on a career in the legal profession since a very young age, a Bangor University student has become a step closer to achieving her dream.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Theresa May was right to reimpose collective ministerial responsibility – it's the only way to govern

It lasted for 48 hours. Two days after Theresa May told Conservative ministers that they must adhere to the convention of collective responsibility and support the agreed Brexit plan, the prime minister had to accept the resignation of her Brexit secretary, David Davis, and foreign secretary, Boris Johnson.

In his resignation letter, Davis wrote that he did not support the new agreed strategy and was following the collective responsibility convention in resigning.

Collective responsibility only concerns ministers in government serving within the cabinet. Dating back to the 18th century, it is a constitutional convention which holds that members of the cabinet should support all governmental decisions. While it’s a convention rather than a legal requirement, ministers are nonetheless expected to show a “united front” for all government actions and policies.

This article  by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Law, School of Law, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 10 July 2018