Tuesday 28th October, 6.30-7.30pm
Army and Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JN
The Conservative Party has announced its intention to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 and replace it with a British Bill of Rights, if returned to power after the election. The proposal is popular, but has been criticised by opponents across the political divide.
On 28th October, Dinah Rose QC will address Politeia on What’s the point of the Human Rights Act? The Common Law, the Convention and the English Constitution.
She will examine the part played by the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act in the English constitution. Do we need them at all? Or are the common law and the Supreme Court a better source of protection for our civil liberties? In the delicate constitutional relationship between judges, parliament and the government, have we got the balance right? If not, how should it be changed?
Join us with
Simon Reevell MP, Stanley Brodie QC and
Professor John Howson
Monday 20th October, 12 noon-1pm
Carlton Club, 69 St James's Street, London SW1A 1PJ
The political parties are now in general election mode for the 2015 election. The country has been warned that more cuts are on the way to tackle the levels of deficit which remain. The question for many will be how can the principles on which justice rests be maintained despite economic stringency?
Politeia 's 2014 series, The UK and the EU: What principles should inform of renegotiation ? considers the issues which matter to Britain's relations with the EU. The series continues with Syed Kamall MEP and Dinah Rose QC and is supported by the Federalist Society.
- 16 October, 6-7.30 p.m, The UK and the EU: Setting Britain's Business Free to Compete, with Syed Kamall MEP
On Thursday 10th July, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Dr Gerard Lyons & Barney Reynolds gave the second lecture in Politeia's 2014 series, The UK and the EU: What principles should guide re-negotiation?
The prime minister has prioritised the renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the EU. He has also made clear that he intends to reduce the EU's burdens on Britain and limit the boundaries for EU interference and regulations. Britain's financial services will be a central theme in the renegotiation.
On Tuesday 1st July, The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State for Government Policy gave the Politeia's Summer Address: The Long-Term Economic Plan.
As Britain’s economy begins to recover, there are questions about the long term direction of economic policy.