Ministerial responsibility

In the course of their duties, Government Ministers in the United Kingdom exercise powers granted to them through statute, prerogative authority and debatably “general common law powers that allow for residual powers where their actions will have no legal consequence for others”. Ministerial responsibility defines the relationships between ministers and Parliament as well as that … Read more

Bartleby the Scrivener: A Strange Relationship

The Webster’s New World Dictionary defines “folie a deux” as “A condition in which symptoms of a mental disorder, such as delusive beliefs or ideas, occur simultaneously in two individuals who share a close relationship or association.” (231) In Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” this concept of coinciding peculiarity, or obsession is demonstrated quite vividly throughout … Read more