How we should reform the British constitution

By Will Self, 30 October 2014
Photo: Craig Easton, from the "Scottish Referendum" series
Photo: Craig Easton, from the "Scottish Referendum" series
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> <p>Writing 20 years ago in <em>The State We’re In</em>, his compelling diagnosis of Britain’s political ills at the time, Will Hutton minted this memorable sentence: “Unqualified shareholder sovereignty and parliamentary sovereignty are two sides of the same coin.” In the wake of the Scottish independence referendum there has already been a great deal of constitutional agonising of the Whither Now? variety, yet none of the commentary I have read or listened to has properly grasped the dual sovereign horns of the dilemma we face.
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