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The British Constitution$
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Anthony King

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199576982

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.001.0001

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Britain’s New Constitution

Britain’s New Constitution

(p.345) 14 Britain’s New Constitution
The British Constitution

Anthony King

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the new British constitution as a mess. In this context, the word mess is meant to be understood descriptively, to denote an actually existing state of affairs and not to condemn it or cast aspersions against it. A year after the election of the New Labour government in 1997, Lord Irvine of Lairg insisted that the changes in the constitution that the government had set in motion amounted to nothing less than a coherent and integrated programme of reform.

Keywords:   Britain, new constitution, mess, election, New Labour government, Lord Irvine of Lairg, constitutional change, reform

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