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The Advantages and Disadvantages of an Unwritten Constitution in the Uk

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of an Unwritten Constitution in the UK

The UK has an unwritten constitution unlike the U.S.A. Instead Britain's laws, policies and codes are developed through statutes, common law, convention and more recently E.U law. It is misleading to call the British constitution unwritten; a more precise form of classification would be un-codified. This means that the British constitution has no single document, which states principles and rules of a state. However, The British constitution clearly sets out how political power is allocated and where it is legally located. The British constitution is still visible and it defines composition and powers of the main offices and institutions of the state. Fundamentally it 'regulates the relationships between the state and the citizen.' Bill Coxhall, 1998). Britain can be distinguished between those countries which incorporate their major constitutional rules into a single document. Britain is one of few countries which do not have a codified constitution. Unwritten constitution is the one where various elements maybe written down but there is no one single document which outlines the constitution of the state. Britain is one of the few countries that has an unwritten constitution. The UK has an unwritten constitution unlike the U.S.A. Instead Britain's laws, policies and codes are developed through statutes, common law, convention and more recently E.U law. It is misleading to call the British constitution unwritten; a more precise form of classification would be un-codified. This means that the British constitution has no single document, which states principles and rules of a state. However, The British constitution clearly sets out how political power is allocated and where it is legally located. The British constitution is still visible and it defines composition and powers of the main offices and institutions of the state. ADVANTAGES:

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