The Constitution Unit



The Unit’s forthcoming seminars, conferences and lectures are listed below. We have several different seminar programmes, most of which are free of charge and open to the public. To attend our events it is essential to book and details of how to do so are available via the links below. You can also contact the Unit directly if you require more information.

Forthcoming events at the Constitution Unit

Legislating for the Long Goodbye: How might Parliament handle the Brexit process?

On 23 June 52% of the people who voted chose to leave the EU, while 48% chose to remain, on a turnout of 72%.  The new Prime Minister, Theresa May, in acknowledging the result has said ‘Brexit means Brexit’.  But it remains unclear what this tautology actually means, and whether the UK will ultimately opt for (or have forced upon it) a hard or soft version of Brexit, the Norwegian or Canadian or some other model. The role which Parliament will play in shaping, scrutinising and legitimating the details of the final deal is going to be crucial; with a small government majority in the Commons, and none in the Lords, Parliament cannot be taken for granted.  To guide us through the legislative and scrutiny options available to the two Houses we have two senior officials, Paul Evans, Clerk of the Journals in the House of Commons, and Christopher Johnson, Principal Clerk of the EU Select Committee in the House of Lords.

Starts: Sep 15, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Our seminar series is funded by the family of Barbara Farbey, late of UCL, who greatly enjoyed them.

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