Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, has written some thoughts on the British Constitution. Titled, Thoughts on the Diamond Jubilee: Sixty Years a Rubber Stamp, it’s fair to say he’s not impressed with her below.
If only she’d treated her subordinate ministers the same way.
There’s alot of nonsense spoken about the Constitution, usually along the lines of “we don’t have one”, or “it’s unwritten”, or “Parliament can do what it likes”. Well we do, yes it is and no it can’t. I don’t quite agree with his every detail, but Gabb is one of the more lucid thinkers and writers out there. If you’re so interested, Bob Lomas, who I know is a great patriot and very knowledgable on the Constitution, has an interesting discussion with IanB in the comments. I recommend it all.