XClose

The Constitution Unit

Home
Menu

The Unit's Research

Upcoming Events


brexit2

The Regulation of the EU Referendum

Haldane Room, North Cloister, UCL main buildings, Gower Street
The EU referendum in June raised many questions about how referendums in the UK should best be conducted.  Is it appropriate that the government could pump substantial resources into promoting the case for Remain before the final weeks of the campaign?  Should there have been controls on the ability of campaigners to make misleading claims?  Ought broadcasters to have interpreted their duty to maintain impartiality differently?  Is the system of designating lead campaigners fit for purpose?  Could anything have been done to promote more informed and thoughtful engagement from the public?  This seminar will explore these and other questions with four speakers who are uniquely well placed to provide a broad range of fresh insights.

Starts: Oct 25, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Connect with us

twitter Facebook linkedin vimeo Eventbrite flickr

Unit News


bigben2

The Unit's Blog


library

Democracy means democracy: parliament’s role in Brexit negotiations

Thursday, 29 September 2016

What role will parliament play in the Brexit negotiations and what does this show about the UK’s ever-changing constitution? On 15 September the Constitution Unit hosted Paul Evans and Christopher Johnson, two experienced clerks at the Commons and Lords respectively. Toby Shevlane reports. Nothing in politics can be taken for granted in 2016, and perhaps […]

Draft Constitution for New Zealand proposed in new book

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

In a previous blog post former New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer explained why he believes that a single written Constitution for New Zealand is needed. Here, he sets out the key provisions of a draft Constitution included in a new book that he has written with Dr Andrew Butler. Comments on the proposals […]

Eastminster: the Westminster model in British Asia

Thursday, 22 September 2016

The ‘Westminster model’ outside the British Isles tends to be associated with the former British settler colonies such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In a new book the influence of British ideas on democracy and institutions across the Asian continent is examined. Here the book’s editor, Harshan Kumarasingham, discusses how the ‘Eastminster’ countries developed political systems […]

A tale of two Unions: can circles be squared by a new devolution settlement?

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

In the wake of the EU referendum result there has been much discussion about the possibility of Scotland and Northern Ireland preserving closer relationships with the EU than the UK as a whole. Brian Walker writes that the idea that Scotland and Northern Ireland could be exempted from Brexit lacks credibility, but that demands for some […]

View all posts