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Topic for July/August - Government in the 21st Century

    • 94 posts
    July 10, 2018 11:19 AM BST

    The following is an outline Agenda the Deep Thought Pie and Pint Group are using to discuss this topic.

    Any thoughts and comments on any aspect are welcome. You may even like to use it as an agenda for your own Pie and Pint group.


    How should Government (and UK Democracy) change to be fit for purpose in the 21st century?

    What should ‘Governing for all’ mean in practice?



    Level of democracy we have

    How can we as individuals influence Government?

    How much does our vote count?

    How well are we represented?

    Is the party system a good or bad thing?

    Is the adversarial system in parliament a good thing?

    Diversity in Parliament

    Short-term v long-term government

    What do we like about the current system? What don’t we like? Are there attributes we would like to see?

    How should ‘Government for all’ actually manifest itself?

    How well does it cope in a technological age?

    Parliament, Government, Lords, Civil Service

    Is this competitive with a system like China’s

    Quality of Decision Making and Speed of action of Government


    Financial Management and Accountability

    Govt. and Media


    Relationship between Unions and Government

    Political lobbying

    London centricity

    This post was edited by Tony Clack at July 10, 2018 11:21 AM BST
    • 94 posts
    July 10, 2018 11:26 AM BST

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