| On the British Constitution
- and on protest
Everyone "knows" the British constitution is an undemocratic
and anachronistic mess in dire need of reform. But whilst it's easy
to see how silly the constitution is, it is much harder to know
how to improve it.
See also "Shorts" - occasional
notes on power (regularly updated)
So does my evidence to Congress, March
"Defending the Constitution"
consists of three 1997 pieces for the Independent which suggested
that by 1970 the British had the ideal constitutional form, if only
they'd learned to love it.
"'Reforming' the Lords" looks
at New Labour's scheme for a more democratic House of Lords
"Hereditary peers defended"
is a longish 2000 booklet which looked at government through the
lens of the abolition of the hereditary peers in the Lords
The protest section discusses the line between
"good" and "bad" protest.