Head of Legal blog: Lord Lester: my life as a goat
“Lord Lester, writing in the Guardian today , explains why he resigned as the government’s independent adviser on constitutional change. I have some sympathy for Lord Lester – he had the experience (that many civil servants have had) of finding out his role and position was in reality quite different from the one he was offered, and of discovering that ministers were not so committed to constitutional change as he’d thought. But I see it through different lenses.
While I agree with a number of Lord Lester’s ideas, I certainly don’t agree with all of them: I think a War Powers Act is unnecessary; I do not share the fashionable view that the Attorney General’s role must be significantly reformed; and I think adopting a written constitution would be a historic blunder…….”