Constitutional Convention

Ed Milliband has raised the question of the need for a Constitutional Convention and the question of a written constitution.

He has also indicated that this is a matter for the people to engage with and potentially decide.

This is to be welcomed.

The starting point for the debate has to be a recognition that no form of devolution of powers within Britain has meaning or effect as long as Britain as a whole is governed by the European Union, subsidising it by £1 billion a week in payments and a £1 billion a week trading deficit.

The other key starting point is the recognition that Britain is not a United Kingdom of four nations.

Britain is a whole nation comprising of Wales, Scotland and England. We have in reality two official languages, English, massively the most prevalent, and Welsh, spoken by a significant number. Gaelic is not an official language and is spoken by around 1% of the population in Scotland.

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EU Is still trying to rule Britain, Barnier tries demanding EU vessels have access to British waters otherwise there will be exclusion from EU markets; that there is a risk of a no deal. We must have sovereign rights over our fishing grounds.
https://youtu.be/fWs2fWr9T98

EU fishing company bosses talk about winning a game with respect to Britain's fishing waters; but the struggle over fishing rights is serious. Ask Venezuelans if defence of sovereignty is a game, or Palestinians whether gaining it is mere play.
https://youtu.be/zeCLLdzB8e0

The EU has realised that Brexit is no game; it is the serious desire of the British population. Countries are panicking about the prospect of no-deal, as it will hurt economies in ways they refused to accept. Britain has the upper hand. Get Brexit done!
https://youtu.be/QTJVoTd8UWg

Pandemic planning in Britain is a Mess. Pandemic planning is split between the Joint Biosecurity Centre, the National Covid Response Centre and the Covid19 Taskforce.
Four separate IT systems are used (Synergy, CTAS, SGSS and HP Zone), meaning data is lost.

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