We try to draw some wider lessons from the nightmare that the Brexit process has now become. What have we learned about the relationship between parliament and the executive? Is there any way that the Article 50 process could have worked? And what conclusions will other countries reach about how hard it is to leave the EU? Plus we talk about the recent report from the Hansard Society indicating that the British public is more open than ever to the idea of a 'strong leader'. With Helen Thompson and Kenneth Armstrong.
The Cooper Act has been rushed through both houses—but has it really changed anything?
The relationship between the executive and the legislature is under fire in a lot of places.
By all objective measures the May government should be on its last legs right now.
What is the lesson others should take from all of this?
A new report from the Hansard Society shows that a lot of people in Britain seem to have a taste for authoritarianism.
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