Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth - 'Do we know where we are going in constitutional change, and do we care?'
We are gradually altering our unwritten constitution step by step. This may be perilous, as we do not appear to know our ultimate destination, or even the road there. The government, as recently shown in their White Paper 'The Governance of Britain' , have no clear ideas where it will all end up and are completely uncertain about the desirability of a written constitution or of a British Bill of Rights and on many other issues. On this view, if we want to alter our unwritten constitution further we should do so in an orderly and systematic way, and after doing the necessary groundwork and consultations, and not copy the unhappy precedent of the Constitutional Reform Bill.
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