James Forsyth

Brown’s constitutional | 3 July 2007

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Brown’s statement on the Constitution can be read here.

Interestingly, he’s shot Cameron’s fox on both a national security council and giving Parliament the power to declare war—both bad ideas in my opinion. Overall, he’s been radical enough to win plaudits from Charter 88 et al but not radical enough to cost Labour any votes. So he’ll give up the right to appoint Bishops, but won’t disestablish the Church of England. 

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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