Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Daniel Hannen, the Telegraph and direct democracy

Looks to me like a recipe for complete disaster. Hannen has now lost my confidence after having won it for his brilliant excoriation of shabby Gordon Brown. He sums up his recipe for democracy reform in his Telegraph blog.

"Open primaries; the right of recall; a democratic upper chamber; citizen legislators; ending the patronage powers enjoyed by the Prime Minister under Crown Prerogative and making appointments through open parliamentary hearings; self-financing local councils; popular initiative; referendums."
What a mish-mash. "Your People, Sir, is a Great Beast."