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Spain (and Scotland) should remember: a flexible constitution is what keeps the show on the road

Don't knock the British constitution. It always moves on, and allows us to do the same

By Adam Tomkins   November 2017

BARCELONA, CATALONIA, SPAIN - 2017/10/02: Students are seen the mouth taped with a red cross while holding several independence Catalonia flags during the protest. Around 2000 students gathered to protest against the Police clashes that happened on October 1st, during the Catalonia referendum. (Photo by Paco Freire / SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Coalition, majority and then minority government. A secessionist near-miss in Scotland. Withdrawal from the European Union. A sudden change of prime minister. Suspension of home rule in Northern Ireland. Threats to national security and the murder of a member of parliament. These last three years have thrown a lot at the old British constitution. We live in a time not…

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