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Reform: Enhancing our democratic institutions

Creating responsive, fair and democratic governance

There are three significant problems at the core of our political system: a lack of authority, a lack of democracy and a lack of experience.  Our system of parliamentary government has become little more than an empty shell with a combination of growing executive power, the stranglehold of party machines and the avalanche of laws and regulations emananting from the EU.  Genuine political reform means restoring the integrity of parliamentary government, not tinkering with the composition of the House of Lords or the electoral system.

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