Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
  • A written constitution (though it may be abused and misconstrued). What matters for the UK (or what will remain of it) is to make a clean sweep of all the tacky, self-congratulatory, exceptionalist bollocks about the wonderful past development of the greatest democracy and the marvellous pageantry of our storied island history (oh look! Black Rod is going to hit Mr Speaker over the head with a frying pan which symbolizes something that happened under George III and that everyone has forgotten). Tabula rasa, write a new page.

  • A republic. The Windsors are filthy rich and can and will fend for themselves.

  • A non-executive president (eg Ireland, Germany).

  • One chamber, or, if two, both elected. Out with the Lords in fancy dress.

  • Curtailing of the Prime Minister's powers, which have been growing constantly over the last half-century.

  • Proportional representation. The two-party system is way past its sell-by date.

  • Referenda under severe control to avoid all-too-easy manipulation.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Sep 13th, 2019 at 06:55:09 PM EST

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