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.
A Constitution is a job specification for parliamentarians setting out the conditions under which the people of a nation agree to be governed. In a popular democracy every citizen is entitled to have their say in this document.
Do you have a matter of principle which you believe should be part of the Constitution for Scotland? Would you like to see the ideas and opinions of fellow citizens – each displaying its current vote and popular ranking? Then:
Let’s start with a Model Constitution, nothing written in stone but enough to anchor the conversation, You can choose to invest just a few minutes scanning the Summary and using your Quick Vote – or you can observe a few simple conventions explained in the Guidelines Tab and then, in the Model Constitution page, use the links or Search box to locate an area of special interest ( see an example link at the bottom of this page* ) and from that Section another click will take you to the interactive Amendment pages where you may add your own ideas and comment on those of others. The choice is yours and the process is intuitive.
You will be able to return again and again to see the latest vote counts and rankings, or update your own input and 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.
With acknowledgements to Jock Ferguson of Herald Events, Colin Maxwell & Kevin MacLeod. Thank you..
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.
* Recalling an MP for example. 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 . Click here and scroll to Article 6. Then click one of the Sections and you’re into the action!