Dedicated to conducting and administering a public consultation on the content and subsequent promotion into legislation of a Constitution endorsed by credible numbers of Scottish citizens.
The Westminster style of government no longer works for Scotland – but before we leave to join the Commonwealth of Independent Nations, let’s have a well thought out alternative in place.
So, do you have a matter of principle which you believe should be part of the Constitution for Scotland? Would you like to see the views of others – each displaying its current vote and ranking ? Then this can be your interactive platform.
There is a draft constitution just to anchor the consultation, so everyone can choose to play their part by investing just a few minutes registering and using the Quick Vote facility. Or you can use the Searchbox to locate your area of special interest (as in the highlighted link below) and from that Section another click will take you to the Amendment and Blog panels where you may add your own ideas and comment on those of others – the choice is yours and the process intuitive. And you will be able to return again and again to see the latest vote counts and rankings, or update your own input and secure vote – right up until Independence Day!
And when it’s done – unedited by media moguls or party politics, Scotland will have a Constitution which truly represents a modern popular democracy.
The Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 recognized that all power tends to corrupt. It states that sovereignty is vested in the people and if any king failed to act in their interest then he would be promptly replaced. That is not how business is done in the feudal Westminster Parliament & House of Lords.
With acknowledgements to Jock Ferguson of Herald Events, Colin Maxwell & Kevin MacLeod. Thank you..
In a Popular Democracy the Constitution is not written by elites but by the citizens to whom they are accountable. A member may be elected for a full parliamentary term but remains primarily accountable not to the Executive, not to a Political Party but to all the citizens of his or her constituency (Article 4 Section 38).