Britain at the tipping point?

The indispensible Tom Nairn has a piece out today arguing that Labour’s election victory on 20 per cent of the electorate has discredited the current constitutional set-up.

Britain’s early-modern version of democracy has lasted since 1688. It is, surely, one of globalisation’s lesser surprises that big changes are overdue. If the new course proceeds past the 2005 tipping-point, one thing – it’s banal to point out – is certain to lead to another. No British politician can hope to reform just one part of such a creaking palace; each opened door will shed light on neglected areas in need of air, modernisation, or demolition. (OpenDemocracy)






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