WRITTEN IN THE STARS: the argument for a codified constitution
In this episode:
Summer’s here and the time is right for… the first of our episodes recorded live at the Underbelly Festival. Britain is one of the only countries in the world without a codified constitution. Is it finally time to do something about it? Professor Jeff King & Dr Hannah White discuss how our constitution works, its role in Bre**t and whether this could be an opportunity for reform. Jeff with a J talks us through his democratic argument for adopting a written constitution (spoiler: includes sortition!).
AND comedian Nish Kumar wants to ban the term "climate change" in favour of a term that sounds more urgent, an age based social media expiry, and a NO MORE politicians on comedy panel shows.
Professor Jeff King (@jeff_a_king), Professor of Law at University College London
Hannah White (@DrHannahWhite), deputy director of the Institute for Government
Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar), comedian and host of The Mash Report
Jeff King: The Democratic Case for a Written Constitution (May 2019 – lecture)
Brexit and the constitution
BBC: Jonathan Sumption’s Reith Lectures 5/5: Shifting the Foundations (Jun 2019)
The Economist: The Brexit referendum and the British constitution (May 2019)
Tortoise: Breakfast ThinkIn: Is it time for a written constitution? (Apr 2019)
LSE Blogs: Vernon Bogdanor: Brexit could prove to be Britain’s constitutional moment (Feb 2019)