The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 is the most important yet most misunderstood constitutional reform of recent years. Has it, as some claim “changed everything” about the way British governments form and fall? What does it say about no confidence motions? How does it affect traditional constitutional conventions? And how might it be used and abused by politicians? Barrister and former government lawyer Carl Gardner explains the constitutional context, what the Act says and the different ways it can be read. “What a Fix-Up!” is an-depth analysis of the Act, an alarming description of the risks it creates, and a passionate argument for its repeal.