I gave a talk earlier today to the Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference on “Why the British constitution is weird (and interesting)”. The slides that accompanied the talk can be found here. I am posting these mainly for the benefit of those who attended the talk (as they probably do not make much sense on their own). The talk drew upon the first chapter of the Public Law textbook of which I am a co-author; the first chapter can be read online here. Some of the issues touched upon in the slides are covered in these videos that I recorded on the Belmarsh Prison case and the British constitution.
Posted by Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee. All views on this blog are expressed in a purely personal capacity.