Dive into the UK’s current constitutional conversation, exploring recent studies, Boris Johnson’s controversial stint as PM, and the hopeful path forward with public involvement.
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Hey there, lovely people!
We stumbled upon some hot tea recently about the state of our constitution, and we needed to sit down with a cuppa and have a serious chat about this. So, here we go:
Big Names, Big Study
So first things first, there has been this mega study going on for the last 18 months with big guns like the Institute for Government and Cambridge University’s Bennett Institute putting their heads together. Their mission? To figure out if our constitution is still fit to serve us. Moreover, the verdict is that we could do with a spruce-up!
Why is Everyone Talking About It Now?
Now, you might be wondering why this has suddenly become the town’s talk. Well, it turns out that there have been some, let us say, “hiccups” in recent years involving the top folks in the government, including our former PM Boris Johnson. Yep, there has been a small quantity of rule-bending and some “creative” interpretations of the laws, raising more than a few eyebrows.
Boris in the Middle of the Drama
Speaking of Boris Johnson, our ex-PM is in the hot seat right now. During his time in power, from 2019 to 2022⁴, Boris has made some controversial decisions, like giving the parliament an unplanned break (a.k.a “proroguing”) and, according to some folks, playing fast and loose with the rules.
This is not the first time he has raised eyebrows, either. He has been involved in other spicy situations, like a Supreme Court case about closing the parliament unlawfully and a scandal involving a businesswoman named Jennifer Arcuri. It is safe to say he is no stranger to being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The Big Suggestions
Now, onto the serious part. This study was not just about pointing fingers and finding solutions. The experts involved are considering setting up a special team to ensure our constitution is treated with respect. They even want to create a new office to help this team out.
However, the most exciting part is that they want us, the everyday folks, to have a say in these big decisions through citizen’s juries and assemblies. Imagine having a real say in how things are done!
Let’s Dream of a Better Future
The report wraps up with a strong message — it is time for a change and for us to stand up and be part of the conversation. Given all the stories swirling around, like Boris Johnson’s not-so-nice nicknames for his allies and officials trying to get the Queen involved in politics, we are at a turning point.
Over to You, Friends!
So, what do you think, friends? Is it time to roll up our sleeves and give our constitution the desperately needed makeover? We are at a critical point where our voices can make a difference.
Grab your virtual pens, and let us chat in the comments below! Let us dream big and envision a UK where the government listens and truly values our opinions. Let us make our voices heard!