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Britain needs a new constitution

The election may have been more decisive than predicted, but we still need to rewrite the rules

Protestors in London campaign for proportional representation after the General Election in May 2010. © Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

“Among the more touching details in a procession of bigger pictures,” declared Matthew Parris in the Times, two days after the election, “was the sight of hired constitutionalists slipping out of the television studios in the small hours of the morning, humbly aware that their services would no longer be required.” He was not…

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