Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Inconsistencies upon Inconsistencies

It makes one wonder :
is there anything that is consistent about the British constitution and the treatment that is meted out by Whitehall?

Isn't it time for a complete re-evalution?
Should the government set up a committee of advisors and counsellers with the brief to begin again at Square One, to create a 21st Century version of the Magna Carta? Or does the answer lie with the emerging nations of the periphery, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, to lead the way by establishing their own constitutional criteria. The number of instances of irrationality and inconsistency is staggering, and it calls for a systematic revision of the entire constitutional framework of the United Kingdom. It is time that its house was put in order.

The way forward is clear: a plebiscite in the constituent countries on complete devolution and adoption of parliamentary systems with full law-making powers; national flags, anthems and cultural icons, including languages, to be respected and given equal status; royal symbols which have become archaic and refer to past British history to be abandoned and replaced by current national symbols and coats-of-arms, in the case of Wales - the dragon, the arms of Owain Glyndwr and the flag of St David; the Union flag to be disposed of, and replaced by the flags of the nations, following the dissolution of the Union; national governments to decide on national holidays, fete days and postage stamps; the Euro to be adopted as the common currency in accordance with most countries of Europe; a referendum to be held in each country on the question of retaining the monarchy and Commonwealth of nations.

Check out the Comments on the previous posting about "Inconsistencies".

1 comment:

y soc said...

There is no point in leaping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Independence must be total, from Westminster and the European Union.