Fine. Time to get started on one. Other countries have managed it with no issues.
This "unwritten constitution" has and continues to cause issues.
Again fine, make it so that it requires debate, HoL and votes to repeal the law banning restrictions and then more time to enact new legislation.
Our friends in Canada have been struggling with the constitution since 1867, but the document is still not endorsed by all the provinces. The long pole in the tent is usually Quebec.
I'm sure all constitutions (written and unwritten) have issues. I like the current set up where parliament is sovereign.This "unwritten constitution" has and continues to cause issues.
And it's not as if there aren't precedents which can be imported and tweaked so 10 years to write it is a nonsense A lot of it would be modernising existing rights and procedures. The big questions would be:
Super stuff! I'm happy to eat a few hats too. Alas, I think we'll be going hungry.FreedomofAssociation wrote: ↑Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:44 pm I read it the opposite way. I don't read 'we are giving you these freedoms gradually.' I read 'we will continue to suspend your civil liberties indefinitely, but we have a makebelieve timeline by which we intend to gradually give them back, contingently.' To which I reply, 'Actually, fat-arsed dictator, I don't respect a word of it. And, by the way, if you mean to pose so grandiosely, could you not at least bother to comb your hair, like the other fascists? The act doesn't work anymore.' If he sticks to the timeline, I'll eat my hat and everyone else's. I have a huge appetite for hat and have been starving for a year.
I agree with the sentiments you express. But we cannot afford to be naive or niggardly. It is of paramount importance that the NHS can withstand any surge twice the size of the covid19 surges seen recently. If we are to use the NHS model, AND avoid lockdown we need to beef it up. Listen to what I mean.