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Why Brexit might be our constitutional moment

Or so Vernon Bogdanor urges

By Alex Dean   April 2019
Time for repair? A damaged case housing a copy of Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral © PA/ Ben Birchall

Time for repair? A damaged case housing a copy of Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral © PA/ Ben Birchall

The late Lord Bingham once said that “constitutionally speaking, we find ourselves in a trackless desert without any map or compass.” His words still ring true today. Britain’s arrangements are notoriously ad-hoc when compared with other democracies, which codify their rules into single documents. Our constitution, such as it is, was…

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