Is the uk constitution is 'no longer ' fit for purpose Watch

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The UK doesn't have a constitution?
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The UK doesn't have a constitution?
The UK does have a constitution. It just isn't written down in a concise, easy to access way in the same way that that of the USA, for instance, is as it consists of a hotch-potch of laws, conventions and rulings.
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You have to think about the strengths and weaknesses of the UK constitution
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The UK does have a constitution. It just isn't written down in a concise, easy to access way in the same way that that of the USA, for instance, is as it consists of a hotch-potch of laws, conventions and rulings.
We could debate whether that really is a proper constitution in the modern sense of the word (I don't think it is), but that's a whole a different issue. But I don't see how the UK's 'unwritten constitution' can be unfit for purpose given that it is ever changing; it is very flexible and can be adapted as society evolves.
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We could debate whether that really is a proper constitution in the modern sense of the word (I don't think it is), but that's a whole a different issue. But I don't see how the UK's 'unwritten constitution' can be unfit for purpose given that it is ever changing; it is very flexible and can be adapted as society evolves.

I agree about its fitness for purpose. But a constitution is a constitution. England had a constitution before the conquest and it has continually developed as circumstances and the country has changed. That it is not concisely written does not prevent it being a proper constitution, nor make it unfit for purpose. If it does the job (as it clearly does) then it must be modern as it does the job for a modern state. That is does the job for a modern state so effectively also makes it proper.
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I agree about its fitness for purpose. But a constitution is a constitution. England had a constitution before the conquest and it has continually developed as circumstances and the country has changed. That it is not concisely written does not prevent it being a proper constitution, nor make it unfit for purpose. If it does the job (as it clearly does) then it must be modern as it does the job for a modern state. That is does the job for a modern state so effectively also makes it proper.
You could argue because it's so inflexible though, that that's also a weakness because it allows for elective dictatorship with the judiciary having 0 power to remove an act of parliament and the House of Lords only having a very limited one that is reserved to secondary legislation. There are no checks and balances.

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