"The Nineteenth century saw a great Springtime of Nations as the revolutions of 1848 saw new countries created the length and breadth of Europe. In our world today we are now seeing our own Spring Awakening with people and cultures that have long been dormant and subdued asserting their right to exist, their right to dream." Adam Price MP
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Unlock Democracy Welcomes Coalition
From Unlock Democracy
There is a lot in the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government agreement that Unlock Democracy warmly welcomes:
fixed term parliaments;
a right to recall corrupt MPs;
a statutory register of lobbyists;
deepening devolution in Scotland and Wales;
a review into how parliament should resolve the 'West Lothian Question';
party funding reform;
measures to codify British sovereignty.
We have even got concessions on electoral reform: proportional representation in a newly elected House of Lords and a referendum on whether to adopt the Alternative Vote for the House of Commons.
What we haven't got, yet, is proportional representation for the House of Commons. Unlock Democracy will not rest until we do.