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Public Policy Research Seminar: ‘What’s Wrong with the British Constitution? Implications of the Scottish and EU Referendum Votes’

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  • UserIain McLean, Professor of Politics, University of Oxford, Vice-President for Public Policy, British Academy
  • ClockThursday 21 January 2016, 12:30-13:30
  • HouseRoom 119, ARB.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Charlotte Sausman.

Since the UK has no codified constitution, nothing can be unconstitutional. This has advantages and disadvantages. Flexibility is an advantage. Two disadvantages are lack of rights protection and lack of longstops to prevent unintended consequences. Nobody intended to produce a UK minus Scotland outside the EU and an independent Scotland inside it; but that is a possible scenario for the period 2016-20.

All welcome. Sandwiches and refreshments from noon.

This talk is part of the All POLIS Department Seminars and Events series.

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