Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Reader feedback: Good old common sense

Re: European Parliament approves EU constitution, Volume 11, Number 2, January 17 - January 23, 2005

The point given that every country needs a constitution is absurd. Britain has both written and unwritten laws and both are there for our benefit. [Britian does not have a constitution.]

Constitutions are an abominable thing, as they give rise to swings in courts, such as the US Supreme Court leaning heavily to the right. In Slovakia, the court leans heavily towards the former government - and these are the people who are defenders of the constitution.

The EU is not a country, it is 25 member states cooperating in various ways, and not very effectively most of the time. A constitution is not necessary, as we are not a country but a family of brothers and sisters co-habitating. As a family, we do not need fixed rules enshrined forever but a more flexible cooperative approach based on good old common sense.


Bryan Reynolds,
UK

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Jaguar will need people from abroad for its Slovakia's plant

HR director Nicci Cook says that she sees women and the long-term unemployed as an untapped resource of the work force for the JLR plant in Nitra.

Nicci Cook

People marched for LGBTI rights in Bratislava

Take a look at the Bratislava Rainbow Pride 2018 that took place on Saturday, July 14.

Begin afresh

I’m not sure if there is a typical Canadian way to get married.

Slovakia to buy F-16 fighter jets. What is wrong with the ministry's analysis?

The Defence Ministry persuaded the government that the American offer is better than the Swedish, but analysts are not convinced.

F-16 fighter jet.