Tony Benn's book on the constitution seeks to liberate Britain from its past, which weighs the country down with a ramshackle legislative system and many ancient obstacles to democracy. Benn's constitution would abolish the House of Lords and replace it with a House of the People, end the constitutional status of the Crown, lower the voting age to 16, democratize the law relating to the armed forces and the security services, free official information, set up national parliaments in Wales and Scotland and disestablish the Church of England - among many other acts that would change the face of Britain.
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Radical statesman and Member of Parliament for over fifty years, Tony Benn is the pre-eminent diarist of his generation. His political activity continued after 'retirement' through mass meetings, broadcasts and in more recent years through social media. A widower since 2000, Tony Benn died at his home in London on 14th March 2014.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091773083