Jack Straw discusses a written constitution for Britain

February 13, 2008

Jack Straw discussed the future of the British constitution and bill of rights and responsibilities on BBC yesterday.  The Guardian picks it up:

Britain is unlikely to have a full written constitution for at least 10 or 20 years, the justice secretary, Jack Straw, said today.

He confirmed that he is drawing up plans for a draft bill of rights and responsibilities, which would set down in one document the rights that citizens have, and also their civic duties.

But he stressed that this would not be the same as a new written constitution, such as America's.

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