Power 2010 is a new project, ‘a unique campaign to give everyone the chance to have a say in how our democracy works for us..’ If you haven’t heard of it here’s what it says about itself…
“Our democracy is in crisis. MPs fiddle while the planet burns. Our rights and freedoms are under attack. Bankers blow billions and the taxpayer foots the bill. We can’t go on like this.”
We need a healthy democracy that works for all of us and not just a powerful few. POWER2010 exists to help create it. It gives you the chance to have your say on how our democracy works so that together we can change it for the better. Tell us your ideas for changing the way we run our country.” Here’s an extract from Canon Kenyan Wright, Scotland Can be a Force for Change:
“There are many ideas to improve our democracy – citizens’ consultation mechanisms; powers of recall; transparency in government; independent scrutiny; and certainly an electoral system that does not effectively disenfranchise most of the people.
However, the central issue that must be tackled if Cameron’s vision is not a mirage – and it seems likely he has forgotten it already – is the unwritten constitutional principle of the absolute sovereign authority of the Crown in Parliament. Eroded and discredited as this now is, there has never between a better time to question it.
Quite simply, alongside all the other reforms, we need a written constitution which creates a truly constitutional monarchy, and sets standards and principles which are above the common law, and redefine the sharing of power. It would be the basis for a very different and radically reformed Union
The Constitutional Commission in Scotland, of which I am honorary President, has already prepared drafts of Constitutions for Scotland and for the UK.”