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Social Europe: Why Brexit would make the UK less democratic, not more

Simon Deakin, Director of the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School, looks at the relationship between UK domestic law and EU law in a light of the Brexit debate.
“Britain lacks a codified constitution, which puts it in a unique but not particularly desirable position among liberal democracies. The result is that power is routinely exercised within the British state in ways which are neither democratic nor accountable. Membership of the EU is the nearest thing the UK has to a constitution which protects human rights and the rule of law.”

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