AP, June 10, 2008
Britain is dismissing the idea of holding a referendum on whether it should ditch the monarchy in favor of a written constitution.
The U.N. Human Rights Council offers the suggestion as part of a review of Britain’s rights record.
But Britain says in a statement Tuesday there is no popular demand for a vote on a written constitution. It says Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government considers the queen vital to Britain’s unity, and supports keeping her as head of state.