Brexit and its likely constitutional implications for the Westminster system

Whilst the house is on fire, leading residents continue to argue day and night about the technicalities of leaving; at times it seems that the neighbors are not of much help either to the besieged.

It is unclear whether Brexit arrangements are coming up for a vote later in the day, and, even if, whether the UK government will finally succeed in getting it through the House. We are more than likely to be captivated and dismayed at the same time by this particularly nasty, ideologically charged political divorce. Journalists and pundits usually love something like this, but it wouldn’t surprise me if even they would be glad if it is all over soon, and divorce proceedings are finally brought to an end. Finding reliable and well thought out analysis on Brexit is everything but easy these days, but, dear readers, I think I struck gold just a few days ago.

David Runciman

who is a british political scientist produces in partnership with the

London Review Of Books

the probably best podcast on UK politics I have come across so far. The program is called

Talking Politics

and goes well beyond the superficial discourse we are used to these days. In this most recent

episode

The question of what consequences the Brexit saga will have for the UK’s un-codified constitution is explored, and the prospects of the Westminster System in post-Brexit Britain are assessed.

If you want to understand the political dynamics at play both in the UK and Europe, I can’t spare you the need to dig deeper into all sorts of legal issues related to Brexit. A great resource for doing so, and here my gold digging has produced another result, is the incredibly well-researched blog

The Brexit Effect .

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