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Even if Britain stays in Europe, we need a new constitutional settlement

A “Sovereignty Act” would reaffirm the power of the UK parliament

By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  

Photo: Tim Ireland/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Imagine that Britain Remains in the European Union. Admittedly this does not look so likely at present, but who knows in these uncertain times? If Brexit is called off, we must not simply return to the constitutional status quo. We surely need a new settlement.

Brexit has revealed many flaws in Britain’s aged constitution. Too many of its uncodified rules and conventions are unclear or ambiguous, including many of serious national importance. There is so much that is uncertain: what is the status…

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