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Section 4.21. All Members of Parliament will be allowed freedom to vote free from intimidation from others. It is the responsibility of the Elected Members to ensure that the majority view of their constituents is prioritised over all other personal or political party considerations.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-16 22:23:30

    Section 4.21. Section 4.21. All Members of Parliament will be allowed freedom to vote free from intimidation from others. It is the responsibility of the Elected Members to ensure that the majority view of their constituents is prioritised over all other personal or political party considerations.

      • Jim Osborne

        Section 4.21. The principal of this clause is absolutely essential. The prohibition on party "whips" and "whipping" is an essential check on the takeover of Parliament by a party with a majority. We are currently witnessing the takeover of the UK state by an elected dictatorship which is able to enforce its will on Parliament through control by the executive of party MPs through the whip system. It is a recipe for a totalitarian state, where a single political party can take over all the key institutions of the state - that's where the UK is headed. Nazi Germany and Bolshevik USSR are two classic examples of the conflation of party and state.

          • Arfem

            Section 4.21. Bringing popular democracy right into the Parliament; restricting lobbying & enhancing local accountability. Achieved by formally establishing Constituency Associations on call to convene as and when needed to better connect the electorate to their MP. A constitutional forum where controversial policies or proposed legislation can be debated at the grass roots; replacing a second chamber but also where local experts for Select Commissions are nominated; petitions and referendums considered and formally initiated etc. The CA would bring everyone closer to their Parliament providing their MP with the authority to put the voters first and Party second. Please see below.


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