Explain the advantages and disadvatages of an uncodified constitution (2 x 10)

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Flexibility (Adv)
The constitution can be organic and adapt to change if needed. This also means that the constitution is “rooted in society” and not separate from society.
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Executive power (Adv)
Because constitutional safeguards in Britain and weak/absent, government can become more powerful.
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Conservatism (Adv)
The typical conservative attitude to the British constitution suggests that the current constitution has served Britain well for centuries.
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Human rights (Disadv)
An uncodified constitution does not have the sufficient safeguards for individuals and minority rights.
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Executive power (Disadv)
Liberals and other reformers, however argue that executive, governmental power is excessive in Britain.
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Clarity (Disadv)
Most British citizens do not understand the concept of a constitution. This is not surprising as there is no such thing as ‘The British Constitution’ in any concrete form.
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Modernity (Disadv)
The lack of a codified constitution means that Britain is out of line with other modern powers, (US).
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Because constitutional safeguards in Britain and weak/absent, government can become more powerful.

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Executive power (Adv)

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The typical conservative attitude to the British constitution suggests that the current constitution has served Britain well for centuries.

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An uncodified constitution does not have the sufficient safeguards for individuals and minority rights.

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Liberals and other reformers, however argue that executive, governmental power is excessive in Britain.

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