Directly Querying the Constitute Data
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:00:56 +0000
Thank you to all who attended my seminar today. As promised, I am going to provide the code that I used to query the data underlying the Constitute site. To start, you will need to know how to write a SPARQL query. There are good resources online to teach you how to write such queries […]
What Would a Scottish Constitution Look Like?
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:51:34 +0000
Last week, Stephen Tierney posted an excellent evaluation of the White Paper released by the Scottish Government on “Scotland’s Future”. In his evaluation, Professor Tierney addresses three issues related to the Government’s repeated commitment to write a constitution should Scotland become independent: 1) when will it be finished? 2) what will be in it? and […]
Will Ministers want an EMO?
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:43:24 +0000
Posted on behalf of Professor Robert Hazell Whitehall has a new acronym – the EMO. Not some exotic bird, but Extended Ministerial Offices, first announced by Francis Maude in July. Last week Cabinet Office published guidelines fleshing out the details: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/261358/November_-_EMO_Guidance_to_Departments.pdf EMOs will have three categories of staff: civil servants in the traditional Private Office […]