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INTRODUCTION

not, as has already been pointed out, that legal sanction which renders other changes more difficult. They are therefore less sure of application. Change in a non-democratic direction is more easy. In this respect, the Constitution is more truly flexible. On the other hand, it must not be presumed that all written constitutions are necessarily rigid. It is perfectly possible, as was the case with the Spanish Constitution of 1931, and with other post-war constitutions of Europe, to provide that the Constitution, though written, may be amended by a perfectly simple process. The lesson to be drawn from earlier experience of written constitutions has probably already been learnt. To make amendment possible only through a complicated and difficult process is often to render a constitution unstable and to invite revolution.
The contrast which has been suggested between the difficulty of change in a progressive direction and the ease of change in a reactionary direction under the British Constitution is borne out by a consideration of the extent to which individual rights and liberties are guaranteed by the Constitution. The absence of any such special legal guarantee of rights as is often to be found, although with greatly varying effectiveness, in other constitutions, is a marked feature of the British political system. It is an understanding of British government, rather than an enactment, that the individual has freedom of expression, movement, association, and meeting, and that he is not bound to belong to any religious sect. But it would not be fair to say that there is in England any positive principle known to the law that a man may say what he thinks, or write it, or that he may join what body or hold what meeting he pleases. Nothing could be set in wider terms than the law of sedition or blasphemy. In practice this law is not applied save in "extreme" cases, and it is in a

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