Prorogation and Brexit: comments from our experts
2 September 2019
UCL's experts have been extremely active recently to comment on the prorogation of Parliament and what could happen next.
The Constitution Unit has been at the forefront of the news cycle to comment on the Government's decision to prorogue Parliament for an unprecedented period of time. The Unit's Director Meg Russell and Deputy Director Alan Renwick both intervened on the BBC Radio 4 Program World at One:
Professor Meg Russell has also been commenting on this political development live on BBC Newsnight on the 29th of August and Sky News on the 30th of August, among multiple other appearances with Alan Renwick (C4 news, Good Morning Britain, Radio 5 Live, BBC News channel, BBC Scotland, NYT, Le Monde to mention the main ones). She has also been quoted by the Daily Mirror on the 29th of August and wrote a short piece for the Guardian summarising her views, featured in this article: Westminster shutdown: is Britain facing a coup? Professor Alan Renwick's piece for the Telegraph Boris Johnson's unprecedented decision is indeed a threat to our democracy has been particularly commented on social media.
UCL Laws Ronan McCrea has also provided analysis for the Irish Times on the 28th of August: Queen may be advised to sack Johnson if he loses support of the suspended house and his previous piece from the 12th of August Little can be done to stop Johnson crashing UK out of EU is still extremely relevant.
Oliver Patel, Research Associate at the UCL European Institute, appeared on Sky News to discuss the Scottish Court of Session's ruling that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful.