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Arguments against an uncodified constitution
Flexibility
The supporters of the current arrangements say that the flexibility of the constitution is a
positive quality. The constitution can, they say, adapt to a changing world without major
upheavals. It is said that Britain's constitution is organic. This means that it is rooted…

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Modernity
As we have seen, Britain is unusual in not having a codified constitution. For many this is seen
as an indication that Britain is backward in a political sense and has not entered the modern
world. This has become more pressing since Britain joined the European Community. The
lack…

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Old Sir

This is a brief, simple, but useful evaluation of the UK's uncodified constitution. It addresses a very common exam question and might serve as a very good starting-point for students who intend to read more in order to develop the essential points made here.

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