WE ARE in a constitutional crisis. That should be pretty clear to everyone.

The Brexit situation we are in has never arisen in our country before. We have never had to leave an organisation so intertwined with our own political system.

We have talk of the Prime Minister possibly dissolving Parliament for an election while the Brexit process goes on so he can ensure a no-deal exit without MPs meddling.

It sounds like something a dictator would do, even if it is done in the name of democracy.

That being said, nobody knows whether Boris Johnson could actually pull this off because it has never been done before.

What is most interesting is this constitutional crisis is occurring when we do not even have a constitution.

Well, that may be a bit of a lie.

We do not have a constitution in the same sense the USA or France has one, as we do not have a single document that sets the rules for how the country should be run.

But we do have an “informal” constitution built up over hundreds of years which hints at how our country should be run.

This informal constitution is made up of our laws, decisions made by judges, and even books which interpret these laws.

When Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow mentioned “Erskine May” as a reason why then-Prime Minister Theresa May could not resubmit her unchanged EU Withdrawal Bill for a vote in Parliament, he was referencing the theorist who came up with that rule.

Even European Union law is part of our constitution because it plays such a big role in how our country is run.

But because this Brexit situation has not happened before, our “constitution” does not say what we are supposed to do.

Usually, as per parliamentary rules, if the Government negotiates a deal to leave the EU, it must be approved by Parliament.

But the strange thing about a no deal exit is it requires the Government to do absolutely nothing. It is the default option.

Mr Johnson could just walk out of Brussels with middle fingers aloft and take the rest of summer off in Benidorm and he will have achieved what he set out to do.

Again, that puts us in a weird position. The only thing Parliament has agreed on is it does not want a no-deal exit, but it has no way of stopping no deal because there is no “No-Deal Bill” going through Parliament to vote against.

So that means Mr Johnson holds all of the power and Parliament holds none of it. That does not sound very constitutional.

If the UK actually had a constitution, maybe all of this Brexit business would have been a lot smoother.

But it will be quite ironic to see the result of a democratic referendum being pushed through without Parliament’s say so.

And it will be even more laughable if Mr Johnson dissolves Parliament for an election during October, meaning there will be no MPs who could possibly prevent him from going through with a no-deal exit.

We have been in uncharted territory for a long time now, and frankly I am starting to get sick of the uncertainty, as exciting as it can be.

Perhaps a constitution would ensure this would not happen again. Even America seems more politically stable than us, and that is saying something.

What is interesting is that, despite the crisis we are in, the idea of a new constitution has not floated around Parliament.

It is not particularly sexy, sure, but there is certainly a case to be made that could persuade politicians of all sides.

If a constitution were eventually agreed by Parliament, it would ensure our electoral system and our way of running things is completely impartial and does not favour one party.

It would also give our leaders guidance on how to deal with crisis situations and set out who has which power.

Some would argue this takes the fun out of the erratic beast that is British politics.

But for all the fun it is to argue and debate our crazy situation, it is important to remember politics wields incredible power over people’s lives.

Every decision can benefit or hurt, sometimes even kill, as we have seen with the last Government’s austerity policies.

Uncertainty is the ultimate enemy of the economy, too: just look at how the pound dropped after the 2016 referendum.

It may be funny to see bookmakers Paddy Power floating 4/1 odds on the Government rationing fuel after Brexit, but ultimately these are choices which could hurt millions.

Maybe if a constitution gave us a little certainty, we would not be in this ludicrous position in the first place.