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The constitution should enshrine the right to housing. Access will be enabled by rent controls and the provision of rental properties by local authorities, and a residency restriction on home ownership.

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The constitution will democratise the judiciary, with all judges and magistrates subject to election and recall. The principle will be that candidates will require legal training, but must be chosen from below by the general public, not from above by the government of the day or a self-selecting judicial establishment.

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A democratic constitution will have to revise existing oaths of allegiance. Those elected to parliament must swear to serve their constituents and uphold the democratic constitution. Those serving in armed forces must pledge allegiance to parliament and defend the democratic constitution.

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The constitution should enshrine the only demand of the Chartists which has yet to be won - annual elections to parliament.

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The constitution should stipulate that the election of representatives must be conducted on the basis of "one member, one vote".

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The constitution should establish a new tier of local democracy - neighbourhood assemblies would exist in each council ward and administer a percentage of council funds for the benefit of the area.

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The constitution should enshrine peace as a value. The arms trade will be limited to production for defence of the realm rather than export. Parliament may authorise the use of armed force abroad for the purpose of aimed at humanitarian, defensive, or anti-terrorist activity, if requested by another state. The standing army shall be accountable to parliament and citizens' militia shall be permitted for defence purposes, subject to democratic governance. Moderator: If you like this...

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The constitution should enshrine the democratic accountability of the security services, authorising intelligence agencies to undertake surveillance for counter-terrorism purposes, and requiring the relevant government ministers to present reports of their activities to parliament.

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The constitution should enshrine the right to trial by jury for offences which are punished only by a prison sentence.

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Democratic elections to the City of London Corporation - end the practice of giving votes to City firms in elections to what is, in fact, a local council. The constitution should prevent local councils from such practices by adopting the following wording:   "Votes, in both general and local elections, can only be cast by human persons. No vote can be cast by a 'legal person' or 'corporate person', only by an individual in accordance with the rest of the constitution."

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