With Scottish independence, there is another flurry of interest concerning our constitutional arrangements. These usually come around the time of some anniversary and never go anywhere. The interest usually comes from the Left and they all sit round a table with some fancy label, setting out our rights for us and then telling everyone that they are doing it on our behalf. The they tell us how bad and evil the Tories are for being authoritarian and centralist. Yet, the same MPs and the same parties (usually with Liberal and Labour in their titles) prove to be more authoritarian and centralist than the Tories ever were. So why should we trust this present endeavour?
They are going to crowdsource the new Constitution so we all get a say. I can just see it now. An internet site where we all have our say and a Committee of worthies to vet the result (just so it doesn't get out of hand, you know, undesirables putting in absolutes of freedom of speech/press, perhaps!). Then the final Constitution would include everything the worthies held worthy and nothing that the rest of us asked for. But we have had our say so a referendum probably isn't needed.
It is the European disease: electorates are there to validate what politicians think; they are not there to think for themselves.