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Igor Judge on why MPs should remember Edmund Burke

The former Lord Chief Justice spoke to Prospect about the role of parliament and what Brexit means for the constitution

By Alex Dean  

Brexit raises profound constitutional questions. Age-old arguments about our political system have resurfaced. What is parliament for? How should we accommodate referendums in a representative democracy? Should MPs listen more to voters or their own consciences?

Legal and constitutional expert Igor Judge has some firm opinions. From 2008-2013 he was Lord Chief Justice and Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales, at the top of the legal hierarchy along with the President of the Supreme Court. Prior to that he was the first President of the Queen’s…

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