Constitution, Democracy & Electoral Reform


Constitution, Democracy & Electoral Reform
• Abolition of MP’s perks
• Transparency for all remaining perks
• MP’s bound by the same laws that apply to everybody else
• Election of committee chairmen and parliamentary officials
• Committee hearings for senior civil servants and heads of executive agencies
• Annualised budgets for each department and agency
• Scrapping state funding for parties and real transparency in donations
• A much smaller ministerial payroll
• Open primaries
• Lords to be elected
• Abolish the Remembrancer from Parliament
• Ban all forms of monetary lobbying
• An end to the so-called “public-private sector rotating door”
• Make the Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill law
• Pass a Reserve powers act, guaranteeing the supremacy of Parliament over foreign treaties and domestic judicial activism.
• Ban Millionaires, billionaires, corporations and foreign interests from donating directly/indirectly to political parties
• Abolition of the City of London Corporation - The secret state & tax haven within London
• MP’s second homes (those closest to Westminster) shall become state property at the end of their ‘career’
• The introduction of ‘none of the above’ on ballot papers
• The prime minister shall be limited to 2 terms in office
• All MP’s shall be limited to 3 terms in office
• There should be a public referendum before going to war except for invasion by a foreign military or immediate threat.
• Party manifestos should be legally binding