There are various concerns about the British political system that have come to the surface in recent years and which can be grouped together as constitutional issues. These issues surfaced because it was felt that the British political system, as it has existed for so long, is no longer right for the democratic needs of today. In 1988 a pressure group known as Charter 88 was formed to campaign for a number of reforms to the British constitution and political system, such as:
Before all these, however, and crucially central to all proposed changes, Charter 88 would like to see a complete reform of the electoral system used in Britain.
a written constitution;
a Bill of Rights and Freedom of Information;
reform of the house of Lords; and
modernisation of the Monarchy.
KeywordsEurope Income Volatility Lester Bage
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© Colin Pilkington 1998