According to the UK Independence Party website UKIP will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
Parliament should be strengthened by assuming certain Royal Prerogative powers, which are currently reserved for exercise by Government Ministers, such as treaty ratification and authorising war. The Government would remain empowered to exercise the Prerogative where there is an immediate threat to national security.
A new Business Committee should be established to examine the Governments legislative programme ahead of the Queens speech and allocate the necessary Parliamentary time for proper debate. The use of guillotines should be restricted.
The creation of a supreme court should be abandoned with Law Lords continuing to sit in the House of Lords, which remains the highest court in the land. The Executive should also be put on a formal statutory footing, setting out formal roles for external advisers, defining the authority and responsibility within the Cabinet, and formalising policy development processes.
UKIP will investigate further the possibility of a written (codified) constitution for the UK, and also the possibility of a constitutional court, to improve constitutional safeguards and ensure the Executive cannot simply legislate to the extent it wishes, trampling over fundamental liberties and Parliamentary sovereignty.
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Independence Party’s Tripartite Constitution policies in the comments below?