Wednesday, 20 May 2009

A Written Constitution?


No matter what it said, it would by definition cede yet further power from elected parliamentarians to unelected judges.

The Attlee Government would have been severely hampered, or even completely neutered, by any written Constitution.

Never mind one written on the back of a Rizla, or in the margins of some Trotskyist rag, thirty or forty years ago.


  1. Absolutely, codified procedure is for small clubs and societies. Government just doesnt need it.

    The only written constitution we need is Magna Carta.

  2. Did she die in vain?

    Actually, Magna Carta has never had that sort of force, and just as well. We rightly remember the good things in it, and seek to conserve them. But there is a lot more to it than that.