Overruled: Is British Democracy Dying?
6.30-7.30pm Friday 16 June
Over the last couple of years, British democracy has been on trial. Can we no longer hold our leaders to account? Does the state have too much power, and the truth not matter at all? When Boris Johnson illegally prorogued Parliament, barrister Sam Fowles was part of the team that took him to court and won. In the high-profile inquiry into police action at the vigil for Sarah Everard, Fowles proved the Met’s actions fundamentally breached our right to protest. In discussion with Matt Stadlen, he’ll argue it is time to fight for our liberal society. [95 words]
Dr Sam Fowles is an activist lawyer specialising in public and constitutional law. His new book, Overruled, gives an insider account of 8 key cases, arguing they document a ‘descent into autocracy’.