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The Harrogate Agenda: a vision of democracy

My tolerance for fools is a tad limited these days, so it took Boiling Frog to pick up the ultimate stupidity from David Davis in his speech yesterday on the EU, the “money quote” being: “If we do not like a new law, Parliament should be able to...

The Harrogate Agenda: foxtrot oscar

I am glad though, that the paper recognises that this is not voter “apathy”.  The voter has been given no reason to vote”, says the electoral reform society.  Where, as in the referendums on Council Tax, the public could see the point in voting, the...

The Harrogate Agenda: sauve qui peut

Personally, I take this spat as largely theatre. When the latest installment emerged last Thursday, you could see in it an attempt at market manipulation, in the run-up to the European Council later this week.  The “players” are staking their claims in...

The Harrogate Agenda: the next meeting

After a successful planning meeting, we are now in a position to hold the next in the series of meetings on our Harrogate Agenda, this one to finalise the six demands, and then to set up formal structures and plans to promote and progress them, all with a view to a...

The Harrogate Agenda: definitive text

1. the people are sovereign: the sovereignty of the peoples of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland shall be recognised by the Crown and the government of our nations. The people in their collective form, by giving their consent, comprise the ultimate...

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