Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Six Ways Of Improving Direct Democracy

1   The introduction of mandatory binding referendums on the annual Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill as an additional stage before Royal Assent. If the Bill is rejected then Parliament is required to produce a revised Supply Bill for referendum within four months. The Consolidated Fund Standing Service procedure which removes annual Parliamentary control of certain items of expenditure will be abolished.

2    Recall of MPs and Councillors by a petition of 20% + 1 of the voters in their elections.

3    All voting slips to have a box for “None of the Above”.

4     Referendums for any Act of Parliament passed within the last twelve months if a petition of 1,000,000 voters is collected.

5     Binding Referendums on all Treaties prior to ratification

6     Bills or bye-laws can be introduced to Parliament or local authorities if any person or body collects a petition of 500,000 voters for Bills (or 10% of the local authority electorate for bye-laws) within three months

1 comment:

Thud said...

food for thought.