O United Kingdom! Our home and native land!

The media has made mention of Brown’s regular trips to the United States of America and argue that is where he finds much of his inspiration. However, should they be looking slightly further North. Is Brown’s vision for the United Kingdom the Canadian model? His proposal for reforming the NHS is similar to the structure for Candaian healthcare. Brown has advocated the development of a written constitution and since 1982, Canada has successfully developed a legal system based upon a constitution with written and unwritten elements. His call for language requirements and citizenship tests are already applied in Canada (although the media has focused on the similarity with the American system). Canada has a strong federal system and Brown has emphasised his desire to devolve power away from the centre.