Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Monday, 17 Jun 2024 - 18:00

Considering the last decade, has the UK Constitution worked or does it need reform?

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The Gray's Inn Reading 2024

Does the UK’s constitution provide too much freedom for those that wish to abuse it? Specific examples of this might include Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lawbreaking during COVID, the selection of Liz Truss as Prime Minister, the ability of the Government to force controversial policies (such as the Rwanda Bill) and the sacking of the Cabinet Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries. Or does the UK constitution, perhaps in contrast to that of the United States and many other nation states, provide relative freedom to remove unsuitable political and civil service leaders without relative domestic political trauma?


Lord Falconer PC, KC

Charles Leslie Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton PC, KC  is a British Labour politician and barrister. Falconer became the Lord Chancellor and the first Secretary...

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