Tuesday, 8th October 2019
17.30 – 19.30, followed by a drinks reception
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Dr Denis MacShane, former MP and Europe Minister under Tony Blair, will discuss the latest developments in the Brexit debate, such as the implications of the prorogation of Parliament and a possible General Election. He argues that the European question will remain the defining political issue of our time, with the prospect of a decade or more of bad-tempered negotiations, internal political rows, and uncertainty for business and citizens.
Dr. Andrew Blick, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London, will speak about the constitutional implications of recent debate concerning the prorogation of Parliament and the relative rights of government and Parliament in international negotiations. He will argue that the uncertainty and controversy surrounding this debate reinforce the case for a written, probably federal constitution for the UK.
Respondent: Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust