Brexit and the Constitution


Brexit and the Constitution
is a full-day event of speeches and panel discussions about how Brexit has and will continue to reshape different aspects of the British constitution.

Date and time: Monday 15 July, 9am-5:30pm

Tickets: Tickets are available – until the event is sold out – via Eventbrite.

Keynote: Sir Bernard Jenkin MP

Panel 1: Central government and public bodies

  • Jill Rutter, Institute for Government
  • Nicky Morgan MP
  • Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary
  • James Blitz, Financial Times (chair)

Panel 2: Devolution and the Union

  • Lord Bew, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Professor Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh and Centre for Constitutional Change
  • Professor Laura McAllister, Cardiff University
  • Philip Rycroft, former Head of UK Governance Group, Cabinet Office
  • Tony Travers, LSE (chair)

Panel 3: What kind of democracy: representative, direct, deliberative?

  • Lisa Nandy MP
  • Gisela Stuart, Change Britain
  • Professor Meg Russell, UCL Constitution Unit
  • Lord Norton, University of Hull
  • Lewis Goodall, Sky News (chair)

Panel 4: Parliament and the courts

  • Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge
  • Stephen Laws, Policy Exchange and former First Parliamentary counsel
  • Dominic Grieve MP
  • Lord Jonathan Sumption, former Supreme Court justice
  • Catherine Baksi, legal commentator (chair)

Further speakers to be announced.

The event is being run by The UK in a Changing Europe in partnership with The Constitution Unit at UCL and the Hansard Society.

This is a free event, which means we overbook to allow for no-shows and avoid empty seats. While we generally do not have to turn people away, this does mean we cannot guarantee all ticket holders a place. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. Those without tickets will not be admitted.

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