I like John Bercow – indeed, I’ll vote for him. But the Speaker of the House shouldn’t represent a constituency – doing so disenfranchises thousands of people.
Posts Tagged: Constitution and democracy
Pleasingly, it includes several policies that this site has proposed.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: Henry VIII would have coveted the EU’s powers – not these clauses in the Great Repeal Bill
The very last thing the tyrant would have done would be to restore sovereignty to Parliament.
Britain has a tradition of democracy, and Britons shunning elections are not, typically, making a stance against that.
Also: Brokenshire insists restoring Ulster devolution remains the focus; Sturgeon may try to defy May over a referendum; and why not make Gibraltar actually British?
Some might like to table amendments to instantly delete bad EU regulations. But that would be a gift to those who seek to disrupt Brexit.
It’s a day to think of the people who dreamed of it and the people who dreaded it alike. And to embrace the renewal of our democracy.
The seat of our national politics is deeply unfashionable in constitutional circles, but is essential to a well-governed and united kingdom.
Also: Jones calls for grand council to create a federalist vision for Labour, and Government rebuffs Irish leader over Ulster comments.
Even more than party disagreements over what should replace it, the idea of a very powerful second chamber is out of constitutional fashion.
Only a constitutional referendum lock, safeguarded by the Queen, can protect us from the left-wing coalition that could take power in 2020.
Their final attempt to prevent Brexit is undemocratic and destined to fail.
What took place yesterday looks less like peers hunkering down for a fight than preparing, after a show of defiance, to run up the white flag.
He warns peers against exceeding their role by treating the Bill like a Christmas tree, to which they want to add baubles.
Even when the question is properly specified, they offer voters a binary choice without any consideration of the consequences that potentially flow.