The Constitution Unit

The Johnson government's constitutional reform agenda: prospects and challenges

Episode Summary

This event recording discusses how the new government might implement its constitutional reform agenda and what obstacles it might face.

Episode Notes

Conservative experts Lord Dunlop and Chris White speak at The Constitution Unit's first seminar of 2020.

The Conservatives’ 2019 manifesto commits the new government ‘to look at the broader aspects of our constitution: the relationship between the government, parliament and the courts; the functioning of the Royal Prerogative; the role of the House of Lords; and access to justice for ordinary people’. There were also specific commitments: to update the Human Rights Act; to ensure that judicial review is not abused; and to set up a Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission.

In this seminar two Conservative experts will discuss how the new government might implement this agenda, the obstacles it might face, and how they could be overcome.



Prof Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit