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27 November 2023

Panel event supports launch of new report on UK constitution

A King’s academic spoke at a panel event to mark the launch of a new report on the state of the UK constitution.

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Professor Andrew Blick, left, attends the launch of the report in the House of Lords. Picture: SPE

Professor Andrew Blick, head of the Department of Political Economy, attended an event on 20 November in the House of Lords in support of the publication of the fifth ‘Constitution in Review’ report.

The report was edited by Prof Blick and published by the United Kingdom Constitution Monitoring Report (UKCMG).

In the report, the UKCMG warns that, despite some progress since the start of the year, major areas of concern regarding the nation’s political system remain. They include the government’s Illegal Migration Bill, voter ID measures, the continuing lack of an executive in Northern Ireland and the behaviour of politicians towards the House of Commons Privileges Committee.

The UKCMG is made up of a variety of constitutional experts and practitioners, and it reviews constitutional developments in the UK on a six-monthly basis. Other members of the panel included Sir Richard Mottram, the former senior civil servant; and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

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You can read the report in full here.

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Professor Andrew Blick

Head of the Department of Political Economy and Professor of Politics and Contemporary History