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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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It's the chief benefit/drawback to a written constitution.

The reason that our neighbours in Ireland get to vote on so many things - including those pesky Euro treaties where they have had to go round again in order to get the right answer.

Rightly or wrongly (The latter in my opinion) the UK governments of the past have insisted we stick with the status quo - namely that Britain does not have a codified constitution but an unwritten one formed of Acts of Parliament, court judgments and conventions.

And as such referendums play no part in it as an Act of Parliament can be changed by any later parliament should it so desire.

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