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Inconceivable, but why?  "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton", and public schools, which amount to only 1% of our schools, are the source of the ideas of Empire and victory in warfare carried by our leaders throughout their lives - even now. To them, to be neutral like Switzerland or Sweden would be a disgrace, but to many other people, it's a disgrace to be always the poodle of the USA now that our Empire is a vanishing memory. Why do we always have to be aligned...

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It seems odd that there is no mention yet of the Select Committees. Margaret Hodge in particular gets a lot of attention in the media, and although I gather the government always has a majority I think the fact that they have their own chair person who may not be from a government party greatly improves the public perception of the House of Commons. I think they do a good job and I wonder whether they need to be strengthened further and if so how. It seems to me that their independence...

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The Constitution should take account of the state of the world (for example climate change, global poverty, our capacity for violence, the continuing lack of adequate world governance with no improvement in sight at present). Because of improving communications the world is 'getting smaller' and because of natural greed the world is living far beyond its natural resources. For reasons such as these there should be a general presumption in the rules on international relations in the...

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Alan Ray-Jones

Tavistock, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jan 18, 2015

Bio Born 1930 Attended six different types of schools 1936-47 University College London 1947-1953 BA Hons Architecture National Service 1953-55 Worked as architect in public & private offices 1955-65 Joined staff of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1965 as Assistant Secretary, Professional Services Department Helped to set up RIBA company, appointed Technical Director 1970 Retired aged 65 in 1995. Active as a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends), interested in Politics.

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