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What is “Britishness”?

Part 7: Justice and the Rule of Law

British people have a respect for the law and a keen sense of justice. They like to know where they stand and what their rights are and who they can appeal to if a decision feels unjust. The rule of law and parliamentary democracy lie at the heart of the British constitution. The rule of law dates back to the Magna Carta of 1215, which established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law and that no one should be imprisoned without a trial. As such, it provides the basis for a fair…