Disadvantages of uncodified constitutionWatch this thread
I have a few, including not entrenched, easily manipulated, too flexible, power unspecific, pre-democratic elements survive etc.
My essay isn't long enough and it doesn't have enough points
What is the full title of the essay?
Where have you looked so far? Sources etc?
Loughlin on The Idea of Public Law is very good, but a difficult read.
Bradley&Ewing as a standard text is useful also.
As for my thoughts, the HR/civil liberties side of the argument is most interesting i.e. no standard text regulating actions of government, perhaps no 'absolute' rights - derogation from HRA and so on.
Oh, and http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle2856673.ece
Argh. I was told I only need one side. Can anyone confirm both sides?
eg. If a submarine comes up to radio depth to receive messages, the disadvantages are that it could be detected etc...but thats outweighed by the advantages.
The point of setting Questions like this is twofold:
1. To stop people just learning a standard answer for AD/Dis of X. Now you have to learn standard answers for three points of view.
2. Unlike GCSE History, the examiners want to know if you can isolate and explain one half of the argument - irrespective of what you think. A good TV/Radio presenter has to do this all the time. (The Devil's Advocate etc.)
An unacceptable amount of power could drift towards the executive or prime minister.
Liberals have argued that lack of clarity about the powers of the PM, executive, legislature and judiciary has led to power being concentrated in the PM and the executive. If powers of the institutions of government were clearly stated it would be far more difficult for power to shift from one place to another. Any shift of power would require a stated constitutional change. Without codification, power can shift over time towards the PM with the passing of one law then another.
Disadvantages I can remember off the top of my head:
1) No protection for civil rights and liberties
2) No clear outline of the relationship between the government and the governed
3) No outline or restriction of government power
4) No clear outline for the style of government e.g. whether the judiciary, executive and legislature should be seperate or not
5) It's easily changed
Hope that's helpful
I answered it...I only gave a one-sided answer, as I was told only to.
Now, people are saying otherwise.
Anyone like to clarify this?
It'd be much appreciated, considering I'm resitting this module in January.
Read Liamb's post above. He know's what he's on about as he teaches this stuff.
That would be a constitution promoted by these very same labour gov. and affiliates; charter88, the federal trust, etc.
whats more scary is they have been elected three times.
Thankyou : )