The fragility of the familiar: how Boris Johnson exposed the tenuous nature of the UK Constitution

4 August 2022

“Life happens when you are busy making plans”, John Lennon once said. To his chagrin, Boris Johnson, who was counting on winning a third term (despite only being two years into his first), realized that Lennon certainly had a point there. What we witnessed in frenzied television reports from London was both the normality and the abnormality of politics.

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law, MI, Montesquieu
Prashant Sabharwal

Dr Prashant Sabharwal is a Lecturer in Comparative and European Constitutional Law (within the Public Law Department), who is currently a Fellow of the Montesquieu Institute in Maastricht.