A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal
For the Agreement of the People
Angus Reid & Mary Davis
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Back cover text:
The history of parliament in the UK has a consistent theme: the refusal to accept any binding contract with the people. This unacceptable status quo goes for Holyrood as much as for Westminster. The time has come for people to challenge the power of the ruling class.
We want to see the Scottish Parliament become an institution that it has so far failed to be: an institution committed to the sovereignty of the people. We want the people of Scotland to lead the rest of the UK by example, and ensure that the actions of a government are bound by shared political and ethical values.
And we propose the first step: a modest proposal, for the agreement of the people.
Are you with us?
ANGUS REID and MARY DAVIS
About the authors:
Angus Reid is an independent artist. His films include Brotherly Love, The Ring (Best Central European Documentary Feature 2004) and Primary School Musical!’. His books include three collections of poetry: The Gift, White Medicine and The Book of Days. He lives and works in Edinburgh. www.angusreid.co.uk
Mary Davis is Professor of Labour History formerly at London Metropolitan University. She is now a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has written, broadcast and lectured widely on women’s history, labour history, imperialism and racism. Her published books include Comrade or Brother? A history of the British Labour Movement 1789-1951(2009); Marxism & Struggle (1998); Fashioning a New World: a history of the Woodcraft Folk (2000), Sylvia Pankhurst: a life in Radical Politics (1999) and Class & Gender in British Labour History (2011). She was a recipient of the TUC Women’s Gold Badge in 2010.