Shifting Democracy: Dissolution of Parliament

6b. Dissolution of UK Parliament

There seem to be only one way that Parliament can be constitutionally dissolved, via a registered political party, such as ‘Vox Pop’ whose sole reason for existence would be to reform Parliament from the inside. It seeks to change the face of Parliament completely from the (alleged) representative democracy we have to one in which people manage themselves, like a participatory democracy. Take a look here:

There is really no other legal mechanism within Parliament for it to evolve to a form of democracy more suitable to the 21st Century. Given that even the much fairer representative system of ‘proportional representation’ has never been adopted, due to the vested interest of the larger political parties, the likelihood of such a change happening is minimal. Although communications technology has advanced exponentially in the 21st Century the processes of Parliament seem to remain in the 18th Century.

It may be possible for people in the UK to lobby the ruling monarch to ask them to ‘refuse to summon the new Parliament’ because they no longer operate in the interests of society and individuals, but that of corporate power. I suspect that this is a standpoint that might find sympathy with some members of our Royal Family. There certainly is no legal precedent for this.

Instead of the present setup, we might move to a system of voting where every person was able to vote on every issue, which I have called ‘participatory democracy’. The government would then, once again become the servants of the people where they are meant to be. But even our monarchy does not hold the power to dissolve a parliament that is way beyond its ‘best by’ date.

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