Constitution Unit partners with UK in a Changing Europe for 'Parliament and Brexit' conference
16 March 2020
The Unit partnered with the UK in a Changing Europe for a conference on 'Parliament and Brexit', on 10th March at the QEII Centre in the heart of Westminster.
Unit Director, and UK in a Changing Europe Senior Fellow, Professor Meg Russell was a panellist for a session which looked at the place of parliament in the constitution. On the panel Professor Russell was joined by:
- Lord Norton of Louth, Conservative Life peer
- Joanna Cherry, QC, Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh South West
- Sir Bernard Jenkin, Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex
- Rachel Sylvester, Political Columnist at The Times (chair).
Conference in full
Other panels included discussions of parliament's role during the transition period, its record on Brexit scrutiny so far, and Brexit's effect on political parties - as well as a keynote speech from former Commons Speaker John Bercow, and an insiders' account of political sketchwriting through the Brexit period. You can watch videos of the rest of the conference here.