Britain is dismissing the idea of holding a referendum on whether it should ditch the monarchy in favor of a written constitution.
The UN Human Rights Council offers the suggestion as part of a review of Britain's rights record. Britain is one of few democracies with no constitution laying out a bill of citizens' rights. 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. (AP)