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A constitutional reckoning

The idea that current events demonstrate the need in the UK for a written constitution is mistaken (“Crisis,” May). Moving to one is both unachievable and undesirable.

It is unachievable because the value of any new system can be decided only by reference to whether it would produce better results. No new process can really be impartial—it will inevitably make some decisions more likely than others; and no consensus will be attainable on which ones. After Brexit, would the written constitution we should have be the one that would…

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