Weaknesses of the UK Constitution

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  • Weaknesses of the UK Constitution
    • It contains traditional and outdated institutions.
      • This includes the FPTP electoral system, monarchy and the HOL.
      • These are also seen as being undemocratic.
        • This includes the FPTP electoral system, monarchy and the HOL.
    • It is uncodified.
      • This means that many people are ignorant of it, and they don't know their civil liberties.
      • This results in political apathy and a lack of support for the political system.
    • There is a lack of separation of powers between Govt and Parliament.
      • This means that the govt tends to dominate Parliament.
      • This is seen as undemocratic as Parliament represents the interests of the people.
        • This means that the govt tends to dominate Parliament.
    • There is a lack of restraints on the powers of govt and Parliament.
      • This may be dangerous, especially to individual and minority rights.

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