On the 800th anniversary year of Magna Carta, I sat down with the Honorable Daniel Hannan, a conservative member of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom and a long-time friend of The Heritage Foundation.

Hannan represents the area of the UK, Runnymede, England, where Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215. Often known as the Great Charter, it is difficult to overstate its importance in the development of “the rule of law.”  The English often refer to it as “the Bible of the English Constitution.”  

In America, it shaped the language used by the Founders in the Declaration of Independence and many state constitutions. Hannan, in his usual wit, talks about how Magna Carta came to be and its enduring legacy for both Great Britain and America.

I also spoke to Hannan about the Eurozone: