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The primary purpose of our country is to provide security, freedom and an environment of collective responsibility for the wellbeing of its citizens.  Please note this phase ends in one day. There is much resistance in this project  to Little Britain nationalism, but interestingly there seems to be a certain blindness to what I would refer to as ‘excessive liberal globalism’. Encouraged along the path by the European project and the forces of globalization and human...

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If anyone is in any doubt about the need for this, then watch the BBC2 documentary 'Inside the Commons - Reinventing the House' broadcast last night http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05483ph/inside-the-commons-4-reinventing-the-house It illustrated perfectly how the processes, practices, supporting systems and even the fabric of the Palace of Westminster are breaking down and not fit for purpose for a state operating in a modern global world. In any other context the whole picture...

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Final proposal:  "Individuals with mental illnesses shall be afforded the same dignity and respect as those individuals with physical illnesses. As such, funding decisions for treatment, support and research shall consider all types of impairment equally and without bias."   With the increasing prevelance of mental illness in society, perhaps caused by the stresses of modern life or age-related dementia, the age-old taboos against the mentally infirm are still affecting all levels of...

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The UK has benefitted throughout history from waves of migration, but population growth has never before occurred on the current scale. In conjunction with renegotiating our relationship with the EU, the sovereignty of borders and control of migration should be enshrined as core principle that can only be altered through future changes to the Constitution. This is a facet so much at the core of what a country is, that it should never have been in the gift of Parliament or the Government to...

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The absence of a constitution that defines what 'national resources'  can be used for, has lead to creeping change over the last few decades, where North Sea oil wealth has been squandered by successive governments, infrastructure assets have been sold off to global companies and large swathes of our city properties are being snapped up by Russians, Chinese and other non-UK millionaires looking for somewhere safer to park their wealth. I am not anti-business and have spent most of my...

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To prevent politicians bribing todays voters by spending the money of future generations, the Bank of England should be empowered under the Constitution to set limits on debt and deficit that takes reasonable account of the economic cycle. A distinction should be made between capital and revenue spending, to enable sensible financing of long-term infrastructure etc, but the general principle of protecting future generations from debts built up by current voters should be sacrosanct. Many...

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Unless they have worked for a minimum of 5 years in a non-political role, or non-political voluntary or caring role, someone with only experience of politics should not be able to stand for Parliament. The People are better represented by MP’s who have had experience outside the political sphere. My idea would be that Members of Parliament could be drawn from any citizen over the age of 25, provided they had met these conditions. The emergence of 'political professionals' in my lifetime...

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Improving understanding between those of different beliefs is vitally important and has to be much more than ‘tolerance’. It needs to include atheism, humanism and other non-religious beliefs and I think there is a role for a body to set up with constitutional protection from interference by government, that promotes these values as core to our society. The council would have delegates elected from its participating faiths and charged with taking responsibility for promotion of...

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Bear with me on this - not as whaky as you may think. Any Supreme Court judgement on whether new legislation is within the Constitution should ultimately be explainable to the People. The big risk inherent in confering the power of veto of legislation to a body of expert 'judges' - is that they become sovereign over Parliament - but who are they accountable to ? My simple point is this - if a piece of legislation is thought to challenge the Constitution, then it should be possible to put...

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Devolution of government from it's current London base will always be lop-sided while Parliament resides in our main commercial city. The further people are from London, the more disenfranchised they feel. London has its own identity and needs as our only truly global city. Many countries have recognised the need for this separation ( USA, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands etc). The emergence of a 'London Metropolitan Elite' during this century has been a primary cause of the feeling that...

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steveg33

Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Feb 4, 2015

Bio Part-time disability support worker and Change Management professional. Background in enterprise change programmes across a range of industries

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50-59

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Undergraduate degree

Should the UK have a written codified constitution?
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