I added that the government should be re-organised to a bottom-up structure rather than a top-down.

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cowlesz
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Accepted

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Age

1504 days


cowlesz

@cowlesz - about 4 years ago

I also added the free donuts every Saturday to see how far people can take this or if there are any editorial controls.

@cowlesz edited manifesto/index.md - about 4 years ago
  • Rational, with decisions and policy based on sound evidence, not media pressure.
  • Courageous, able to make difficult decisions without pandering to short-termism.
  • Ethical: dedicated to creating a sustainable society and economy with progressive moral values.
  • Bottom-up: People should be telling the government what they want from a local level, rather than being told from the top.
  • Give the people free donuts every Saturday

We believe that individuals should be:

Floppy

@Floppy - about 4 years ago

Agree with the bottom-up, but we might need to (sadly) lose the free donuts :)

Floppy

@Floppy - about 4 years ago

I prefer my donuts on Friday anyway.

cowlesz

@cowlesz - about 4 years ago

Hi James, Thanks for getting back to me, and sorry for the stupid donuts thing. Actually, I'm an MA Journalism, War and International Human Rights student currently on work placement at Peace News. I'd be interested in talking to you about your OpenPolitics project. Do you have another email address or is this the one you use regularly?

Floppy

@Floppy - about 4 years ago

I'll drop you a line! If you fancy removing the donuts line, I imagine the bottom-up bit will go in. You can edit by clicking the pencil icon on the https://github.com/openpolitics/manifesto/pull/316/files page.

digitalWestie

@digitalWestie - about 4 years ago

Sounds good to me!

philipjohn

@philipjohn - about 4 years ago

👍 to bottoms up!

I'm more of an free donuts everyday man, though.

yellowgopher

@yellowgopher - about 4 years ago

So, do we need to enhance the role of parish, district and county councils (i.e. reverse what seems to be happening, despite things like the localism act)?

digitalWestie

@digitalWestie - about 4 years ago

Do we have something about being able to trigger referendums?

yellowgopher

@yellowgopher - about 4 years ago

I think there are a number of separate streams going on about how we redefine democracy and how that would work in a new constitutional arrangement...! Needs to be tidied up?

Floppy

@Floppy - about 4 years ago

@cowlesz I suspect this will merge in happily if you remove the donut line. Click edit on https://github.com/openpolitics/manifesto/pull/316/files to do that, and we can get it in. :)

@cowlesz edited manifesto/index.md - about 4 years ago
  • Rational, with decisions and policy based on sound evidence, not media pressure.
  • Courageous, able to make difficult decisions without pandering to short-termism.
  • Ethical: dedicated to creating a sustainable society and economy with progressive moral values.
  • Bottom-up: People should be telling the government what they want from a local level, rather than being told from the top.

We believe that individuals should be:

We believe that we are heading towards a better future, and that government has an essential role in taking us there. We also believe that as a country, we can self-govern better in the future, and will create policy that hopes to re-engage citizens in our democratic process.

The ideas contained in this manifesto are intentionally idealistic; they show the direction we would like to see the UK head in. They are not necessarily policies that could be implemented tomorrow (although a few could be). Any attempt to implement them would certainly take a good deal of work, time, and reform, but we believe it's important to have a long-term roadmap to which to refer.

The ideas contained in this manifesto are intentionally idealistic; they show the direction we would like to see the UK head in. They are not necessarily policies that could be implemented tomorrow (although a few could be). Any attempt to implement them would certainly take a good deal of work, time, and reform, but we believe it's important to have a long-term roadmap to which to refer.

digitalWestie

@digitalWestie - about 4 years ago

If this means we move towards a con-federal model I'm all for it 👍