Lord Stephen Green (1966, PPE) publishes Unwritten Rule: How to Fix the British Constitution
‘Not since Ireland broke away from the United Kingdom a century ago has the British state been so fragile. Northern Ireland now operates under trading rules that are legally separate from the rest of the nation. In Wales, support for independence is running at a historic high. Above all, Scotland is more conscious than ever of its individual identity and has aspirations for a European future. With public trust and confidence in government at record lows, the UK faces a crisis that can only be repaired by a new constitutional settlement.’
The Rt Hon Lord Stephen Green is an alumnus and honorary fellow of Exeter College, and author of The Human Odyssey – East, West and the Search for Universal Values. In his new book, Unwritten Rule: How to Fix the British Constitution (co-authored by Martin Donnelly and Thomas Legg), Green draws on a wealth of experience gained from his former position as minister of state for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign Office, and his current role in the European Union Committee in the House of Lords. His book calls for a radical alignment in the British Constitution, embracing a federal approach that would accommodate devolution as the best way to bring about a successful and diverse national life, increase democratic control over local and national decision-making, and modernise our national political structures.
Unwritten Rule was published by Haus Publishing on 1 May 2021 and is available for purchase here.