Lawcast168: Carl Gardner on “Monkeying with national sovereignty”
Today I am talking to Carl Gardner, ex government lawyer and author of the Head of Legal blog, about the extraordinary idea being put forward by Foreign Secretary William Hague that we need to enshrine Parliamentary Sovereignty in our law. There are many dangers in doing so. There could well be *unintended consequences* and Carl Gardner says that the drafting of this legislation will need especial care.
For my part, I think it is important that we look at the law behind political statements closely. Carl did it in the article and in the podcast explained the position fully. The podcast is entirely suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers – and politicians may find it of some value?
Monkeying with national sovereignty
William Hague’s national sovereignty clause is a pointless, perilous sop to Eurosceptics
Carl Gardner wrote an excellent piece in The Guardian recently – and I just had to do a podcast with him. I hope you enjoy it.