On the 24th March 2010 a stellar gathering that included members of the House of Lords, distinguished academics, politicians and luminaries from the legal world, came together at the British Academy to discuss whether Britain needs a written Constitution. The event was held to mark the launch of Repairing British Politics (Hart Publishing) by Richard Gordon QC, in which he sets out the case for (and the draft detail of) a written constitution together with notes explaining the advantages and disadvantages of his proposals.
Lord Steyn chaired the discussion and among those who spoke on the various constitutional and political issues included Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, Professor Quentin Skinner, Professor Anthony King, Professor Vernon Bogdanor, and the journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
During the discussion many of those in the 100 strong invited audience gave their views. The participants included Sir David Hare, Timothy Garton Ash, Lesley Abdela, Professor Sir David Edward, Professor Brice Dickson, Robert Hazell, Edward Garnier MP, Sir Alan Beith and the prospective parliamentary candidate Elizabeth Truss.
Brick Court Chambers was pleased to be one of the sponsors of this high profile event.
The book ‘Repairing British Politics' By Richard Gordon QC of Brick Court Chambers can be purchased on-line from Amazon or from most bookshops (the retail price is £17.95).