- "Our Fight for Democracy"
- Index of book
- Preface of "Our Fight for Democracy"
- Book - Order Form
- Introduction - The Meaning of Democracy
- Roman Britain to Magna Carta - 1215
- Parliament to the Divine Right of Kings 1216 to 1603
- Monarchy to a Republic and back 1603-1685
- Bill of Rights to the American War of Independence - 1685 to 1780
- Pitt the Younger to Catholic Emancipation - 1780 to 1830
- The Great Reform Act and its aftermath - 1830 to 1860
- The Second Reform Act to the end of the Century 1860 to 1900
- The Twentieth Century - Votes for women at last - 1900 to 1928
Monday, December 12, 2011
Limit House of Commons to 450 MPs
The Westminster Parliament is one of the largest in the World. It has become institutionally corrupt. In 2008, of the 123 hospitals under construction 83 were in areas represented by the governing Labour Party. Twice as much lottery funding was going to constituencies of Cabinet members as was going to members of the Shadow Cabinet. Of the 23 railway stations that were being closed 20 were in seats held by the opposition parties. There needs to be a cultural shake up. Parliament fails to hold the Government to account. Perhaps the shake-up could be achieved if it was reduced in size to say 450 MPs.
The House of Commons should be reduced to 450 MPs.
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