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Thread #165570 Message #4010426
Posted By: DMcG
25-Sep-19 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Back in Charter 88 days, it had a written constitution as an objective. Margaret Thatcher responded with one of her wiser comments "Some of the most oppressive regimes have written constitutions."
Written constitutions have a major flaw: a determined wrecker can find loopholes. With an unwritten one, there is scope for addressing them at the time, as has just occurred.
That doesn't mean we should not have a written constitution, but it is no panacea.