The Constitution Unit


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.

Meg Russell discusses the place of parliament in the constitution at UK in a Changing Europe conference

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).

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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. 

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