Beyond the Noise: The Tory party eats itself – and the constitution

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to the heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines

IN this special edition Jamieson speaks to Dr Nick McKerrel, an expert in constitutional law at Glasgow Caledonian University about the Tory party’s self-cannibalisation and the consequences for the UK constitution.

They discuss:

0:58 – What is the meaning of the defeat in Scottish courts for petitioners against prorogation of parliament in the context of wider events?

4:56 – Will elements of the British establishment now start calling for constitutional reform?

7:45 – Can the British constitution work without a ‘pragmatic’ Conservative party that routinely complies with the ruling elite.

12:14 – Why this situation also destabilises the Labour party.

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