Beyond the Noise: Why the British constitution is finished

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 the latest episode of Beyond the Noise Jamieson speaks to Dr Nick McKerrell, an expert in constitutional law and a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. At a time of acute crisis for the British state they discuss:

1:26 – How does Boris Johnson expose the crisis of the British constitution and state?

7:33 – How has the traditional stability of the British political system come to an end, and what are the consequences?

16:05 – What is the role of the monarchy, and why have people started to flag-up the idea of the intercession of the Queen into the political crisis?

26:05 – How have the British ruling elite historically toyed with authoritarian solutions to constitutional and political crisis, and what are they thinking now?

30:16 – How does the wider constitutional crisis impact independence strategy?

Picture: Lorna Miller

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