Jun 17, 2008
The UN Human Rights Council said the UK must "consider holding a referendum on the desirability or otherwise of a written constitution, preferably republican".
The council has 29 members including Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Sri Lanka.
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the UN Human Rights Council includes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, against whom I'm sure a similar resolution will be directed any day now.
Some monarchies are more equal than others.
Actually, Britain is a perfect example of why you need a written constitution. So much of what Tony Blair was able to accomplish in turning Britain into a (de facto, but might as well be literal) Fascist state would have been quite difficult under a written constitution like the American one. Why? People could actually sue the government claiming that most of that was unconstitutional, and get the courts to strike down most of the legislation.
Posted by: MikeT | Jun 18, 2008 at 07:32 AM
Furthermore, unlike most modern states, Parliament can change the entire nature of government in Britain. It is not really bound to its "constitution" in a meaningful sense. If Commons wanted to, they could theoretically abolish the House of Lords tomorrow, as I recall.
Posted by: MikeT | Jun 18, 2008 at 07:33 AM