Posted by: John | June 23, 2009

The problem is the slowness of Parliament

Excellent post yet one also has to question what vested interests there have been to take Parliament so long to understand this.

A question should be put `What is stopping Parliament from acting swiftly and LEADING not just representing?`

To my mind it all comes down to two things – our electoral system and the fact that Parliament itself doesn’t know what it’s for.

It’s time to `spread the political wealth` by giving Parliament discrete areas of responsibility and devolving anything else to regions and localities. This can be done on a cost-neutral basis and to achieve this we can reduce the number of MPs.

Should an MP get a very local issue they will be mandated to pass that down to the correct level.


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