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The sole use of purely English constitutional devices in the current parliament leaves the UK with a parliamentary democracy which Enoch Powell famously described as an elected dictatorship. There is clearly too much power held by a small number of people in the UK Cabinet who can change UK statutes and making vital decisions with out reference to the UK Parliament. Any UK constitution has to create the people as sovereign in a representative democracy. This has impacts on the over weaning...

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There will be a need for fundamental elements of the UK Constitution being defined as being protected for ' all time ' where ' all time ' means exactly that. My list of ' all time ' elements would include: The people of the UK are sovereign by account of their considered will as determined in elections or by referenda The UK Parliment is a representative body of the people and for the people The term for ' all time ' is binding where ever it appears in the constitution Freedom of...

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The position of Scotland and England within the current Union is constitutionally very different from the position of Wales and Northern Ireland which, like England, come under the thrall of the English Crown, constitutional practices and law but are constitutionally and legally territories of the English Crown. Scotland retains its own crowned head, law and constitutional practice protected under article 19 of the Treaty of Union 1707 for 'all time' where for all time means exactly that,...

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The UK Parliament at Westminster is to all intents the English Parliament and has an overwhelming majority in England's favour. The idea of a union of equals as represented by the current set up is a lie of the highest order. England is predominently reactionary in its political stance as seen in the ever rightward drift of politics in England currently manifest in the growth of support for UKIP. It is very unlikely the English electorate would support the creation of say four federated...

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Peter Thomson

Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Feb 8, 2015

Bio RN Officer, Retired dentist, ISO 9000 certification auditor (healthcare), quality assurance consultant, writer and polemicist. Blog: http://tarffadvertiser.blogspot.co.uk/

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50-59

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Postgraduate degree

Should the UK have a written codified constitution?
Yes

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