The Constitution Unit
Re-balancing between parliament, executive and the courts
The closing panel of our conference on Johnson's constitutional reform agenda examined the re-balancing of power between parliament, the executive and the courts.
This is a recording of the final panel session from our conference looking at the government's constitutional reform agenda. The focus of the discussion was the balance of power between parliament, the executive and the courts.
- Dominic Grieve QC, former Attorney General
- Peter Riddell, Commissioner for Public Appointments
- Prof Meg Russell FBA, Constitution Unit, UCL
- Prof Tim Bale, Queen Mary, University of London.
Chair: Prof Petra Schleiter, Oxford
The two-day conference was jointly organised with the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Oxford University and UK in a Changing Europe. This episode was recorded on 18 June 2021.
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