"It will be obvious from my 'Constitution' posts and also, to a lesser extent from the post questioning Indirect or Direct Democracy, that I favour a direct democracy such as that practised by Switzerland - one which places the people in control of their own destinies and reduces the role of politicians to one of being 'enablers'. My one addition to the form of democracy used in Switzerland would encompass the idea of 'bolting on' the idea of "Referism" as proposed by Richard North, EU Referendum, for national budgets - which is not the case in Switzerland."
This is the gist of WfW's blueprint for political change. I have only had time to scan it superficially, but I have long accepted his basic premise that the Swiss model is not only desirable in priciple, but actually works in practice - though of course not perfect it must be a massive improvement on anything our present system can offer with our mockery of "Parliamentary democracy".
The basic framework of 'direct democracy' is essentially simple, and IMHO "does what is says on the tin" - that is, delivers a form of democracy which is light years away from our archaic, bureaucratic ridden, power hungry, 'pretend democracy as found in our political class.
The piece is well thought out, big, detailed, and offers solutions which are desperately needed (EU factors apart). Nonetheless, would we not agree that our exit from the fermenting cesspool of the EU is our continuing and first priority.
Nothing can possibly change unless and until the stitch-up between our political class and the EU is broken.
Incidentally the closing link with the searing comment by an Irish 'citizen' to his government is riveting. Occupy Westminster!