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Repairing British Politics A Blueprint for Constitutional Change (Paperback)

Author:  Richard Gordon
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1849460493
ISBN-13: 9781849460491
Sku: 213911510
Publish Date: 6/11/2013
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  198
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In Britain, the constitutional crisis of 2009 - sparked by the ''expenses scandal'' - led rapidly to the questioning of the country''s entire political order. At the heart of the crisis lay an absence of accountability at the core of government. This book presents a major new constitutional analysis of the way the British are governed. Repairing British Politics presents some key arguments for constitutional reform, focused around a draft written Constitution underpinned by a new principle of constitutional supremacy. This would replace parliamentary sovereignty, which makes accountability more difficult. A written Constitution is not merely desirable, it is a constitutional necessity if Britain is to have true representative democracy. It would change lives for the better by defining the over-arching values which are considered inviolable. The result would be a more rational, humane, and inclusive society based on greater citizen involvement. Without a clear focus, constitutional reform

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