The politics of a written constitution for Britain

by Cristina Parau, Associate Member and Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.
The post first appeared on Politics in Spires, in the Great Charter Convention series, hosted in collaboration with Open Democracy, IPPR and the University of Southampton.

The first issue concerning a written constitution for Britain is: Where is the demand coming from?
Contemporary organised demand for constitutional reform traces back to the late 1970s, yet even before then, isolated intellectuals – ‘a voice crying in the wilderness’ – had tried to make an issue out of a written constitution for Britain that would include a Bill of Rights.

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