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Make out a case against the adoption of a codified constitution for the UK

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´╗┐Make out a case against the adoption of a codified constitution for the UK The UK constitution has been around for over 300 years, and is renowned around the world for its efficiency, however, in recent years, politics has taken a change, that most would say is for the better. These changes leave the UK?s constitution looking rather dated in comparison, and some critics say that it is time for a drastic change in our constitution, however is this drastic change really needed for a system that?s worked well for so long already? The UK constitution is uncodified, meaning that it is not written down in one continuous document. ...read more.

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If the constitution was codified, then a general consensus across all parties would have to be made so that no matter who is in power, the constitution still applies, the way politics works in the UK however, this would probably never happen as each party is very different to the other, and a codified constitution would only limit the abilities of each government. There is a common belief that the UK constitution is organic, that it grows with the nation, and should be able to freely grow like this, for our country to be truly democratic, if the constitution was codified then it would be locked down, and not be able to work as effectively in the future. ...read more.

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A codified constitution would mean that all disputes would have to be taken up with the judiciary, essentially giving all the power of the country to unaccountable judges. The final and maybe most important point as to why a codified constitution is unnecessary for the UK is that there is simply no demand for it, the country is doing fine on that front. The time and money that would be spent coming up with a new constitution is better spent on more important decisions that the country is in uproar about. To conclude, the biggest strength of the UK constitution is the fact that it is very flexible and easy to change, by making the constitution codified, you are more or less taking away the biggest strength of it right there. ...read more.

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