Something all law students will spend valuable time mulling over in those early days of their degree is the lack of one single legal document which ‘sets out in one place the fundamental laws outlining how the state works’ (see What is the UK Constitution? from UCL’s Constitution Unit) aka a constitution within the UK.
In July 2014 the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee published its report ‘A New Magna Carta?‘ along with the pros and cons of a codified written constitution. They have invited responses to this report, after working with King’s College to put forward some alternative visions for the future.
Graham Allen MP puts forward the options re codification in this brief video.
The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is running an open public competition to find who can write the best Preamble—or introductory statement—for a modern Written Constitution for the UK.
They ask for 350 words maximum, with a deadline of 1st January 2015.