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Tony Blair and the constitution

Norton, Philip



Under Tony Blair's premiership, the British constitution has undergone extensive change, unparalleled in recent British history, but without the Prime Minister having a developed view of what form of constitution is desirable for the United Kingdom. The changes that have taken place have had unintended consequences but with no mechanisms in place to deal with those consequences and illustrate the extent to which the constitutional framework of the United Kingdom is unravelling. The challenge facing Tony Blair's successor is to look holistically at the constitution and identify an intellectually coherent approach to constitutional change.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2007-07
Journal British Politics
Print ISSN 1746-918X
Electronic ISSN 1746-9198
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 2
Pages 269-281
APA6 Citation Norton, P. (2007). Tony Blair and the constitution. British Politics, 2(2), 269-281. doi:10.1057/palgrave.bp.4200060
Keywords Political Science and International Relations; Sociology and Political Science; History