The moral maze of the British constitution
BBC Radio’s Moral Maze, on which I am a regular panellist, started its new run last night with a discussion about the moral duty of MPs. With the Brexit crisis setting government against parliament and parliament against the people, we asked whether the principal duty of MPs was to their constituents or to their conscience, and whether sovereignty lay with parliament or the people. Is the British constitution currently working as it should, or are MPs trying to subvert it – and is it ever going to be the same again?
My fellow panellists were Giles Fraser, Anne McElvoy and Mona Siddiqui, and our four witnesses were Labour MP Emma Reynolds, former Conservative Cabinet minister Lord Lilley, constitutional lawyer Jack Simson Caird and law professor Richard Ekins. You can listen to the show here.