INSIDE BRIEFING with Institute for Government

Who Judges The Judges?

av INSIDE BRIEFING with Institute for Government | Publicerades 4/16/2021

From runways at Heathrow to leaving the EU, the Government dislikes its decisions being challenged in court. Now it’s putting Judicial Review itself under the spotlight. A new IfG report asks if that’s a wise course of action. Plus, are COVID passports really our Get Out Of Corona Jail card? Will they even work? And will they be using them in Parliament?This week’s special guest is Sir Jonathan Jones, head of the government legal service from 2014 to 2020. “Good policymaking and lawful policymaking ought to be two sides of the same coin.” – Jonathan Jones“Brexit has heightened the temperature around judicial review against the Government.” - Cath Haddon“Boris Johnson himself is a big fan of COVID passports… and that means a lot.” – Raphael Hogarth“If policy on vaccine passports is flaky then that’s going to risk a serious challenge.” – Jonathan JonesPresented by Hannah White with Cath Haddon, Raphael Hogarth and Tom Sasse. Audio production by Alex Rees. Inside Briefing is a Podmasters Production for the IfG. See for privacy and opt-out information.

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How can we make government work more effectively? What are Brexit and the current political tumult doing to our institutions? Is Britain's Constitution able to withstand the strains of 21st Century social, political and technical change? What needs to change in our system of government – and how can we change it?Find out in the weekly podcast from Britain’s leading governmental think tank, where we analyse the latest events in politics and explain what they mean. Every week on INSIDE BRIEFING, IfG Director Bronwen Maddox welcomes experts, analysts and special guests for a free-ranging conversation on what makes government work – and how to fix it when it doesn’t. See for privacy and opt-out information.