Friday, 17 August 2012
The Harrogate Agenda- An Elected Prime Minister
Another brilliant idea from EUReferendum that's discussed here.
I support the idea, especially because a national vote for that the PM and his cabinet increases the plurality of voting and diffuses power.
I consider that the House of Commons should be reformed by voters voting for policies and their Representative Advocates separately as I have proposed elsewhere.
Departmental Policy branches should become part of the independent House of Commons Library to provide statistics and research for all MPs.
Departmental Permanent Secretaries must be approved by a House Appointments Committee. They will be appointed on short term contracts to manage their departments and deliver the policies set out by the Cabinet. Ministers and Permanent Secretaries will be regularly examined by committees to ensure they are performing satisfactorily.