System failure: give people the power to transform UK democracy

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We believe that the UK’s political system is broken at all levels. It is now incapable of representing the diverse views and aspirations of citizens in any meaningful way.

The current Brexit deadlock is merely one symptom of failure, which has led to deepening inequality, austerity, record levels of homelessness and poverty, crumbling public services and runaway climate change.

Despite having the right to vote many of us feel that we lack real power.

We therefore call for the setting up of grassroots Citizens’ Conventions throughout the UK.

They will develop proposals for a new, truly democratic system based on a written constitution and a transfer of power to the people.

As an inclusive society, we can confront the ecological emergency together.

The economic and social well-being of all our citizens, not that of the corporations, will be our number one priority.