Constitutional reform is the greatest single legacy of the Blair government. The tidal wave of reforms in the first term released second and third waves which are still working their way through the system. These secondary waves include further big changes in devolution (in Wales, Scotland and London), in Lords reform, and electoral reform, and in the changes flowing from the Human Rights Act and the new Supreme Court. This second wave needs a strong narrative to explain the need for continuing reform, which works at the constitutional level and at the level of the individual citizen.

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