Charon QC interviewed me on Friday about the new Conservative-Liberal coalition government and its special points of legal interest. We begin with the heated debate about the “55%” rule, under which the coalition proposes this should be a fixed-term Parliament, with a majority of 55% of MPs needed before any dissolution, a proposal I’m firmly against; we move on to discuss its proposals on civil liberties, including ID cards, CCTV and the DNA database; and finally we talk about law-related appointments of Ken Clarke as Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, and of Dominic Grieve and Edward Garnier as Attorney and Solicitor General.

Listen to the podcast here.