Guide to Provisional Constitution for Scotland

A meeting will take place at the Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent, Charing Cross, Glasgow G2 4JP on the 3rd February between 12pm and 4pm. The meeting objective will be to determine a strategy to promote public debate of the "Guide for a Provisional Constitution" for Scotland - see attachment.

It is the intention to publish the "Guide" online as a CONSULTATIVE document early during 2018. It is expected that it will be taken apart word by word, examined and rebuilt by everyone with an interest in the shaping of an independent self-governing Scotland. It is a framework that is meant to be controversial and thought provoking.

We welcome any interested persons who would wish to contribute their opinions.

As an introduction to the Constitution view the 10 minute video which can be seen by following the link:  https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ag-A5R2khF-CjQQxDxfESL9sYRLQ

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Annual Ground Rent (AGR) - Simple and Fair

The Value of land is a combination of the natural resources provided free by nature and the value of services generated by society.

This "Public Value" has been diverted and retained by landowners for their own benefit. This "Public Value" has a rental value and it is proposed that a revenue system termed "Annual Ground Rent" be applied to regain a portion of the "Public Value" to share with society in general.

"Annual Ground Rent" to replace Council Tax plus a 3 pence in the £ reduction in Income Tax.

SEE THE ATTACHED ARTICLE ON AGR.

PAPER ONE ILLUSTRATES APPLYING ANNUAL GROUND RENT BASED ON A RATE PER SQUARE METRE.

PAPER TWO ILLUSTRATES APPLYING ANNUAL GROUND RENT USING A FIXED PERCENTAGE OF GROUND VALUATION.

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Attachments:
Download this file (AGR Article.pdf)AGR Article.pdf[ ]64 kB
Download this file (Applying AGR  Paper One.pdf)Applying AGR Paper One.pdf[ ]390 kB
Download this file (Applying AGR Paper Two..pdf)Applying AGR Paper Two..pdf[ ]126 kB

Blueprint For A Democratic Scottish State

The world around us keeps changing so we need a political system that can handle the changes incurring now in the 21st century.

The current system of governance across the UK has been referred to as an "Elective Dictatorship", essentially an outdated system of governance that operates with little accountability to the electorate who are required to pay for it.

The relationship between the people and the government bears little to do with democracy. The system, is essentially controlled by political parties, with each main party representing a minority group within the electorate.

Political party elites select the majority of the candidates we are required to vote for and these candidates primarily "canvas" on the manifesto promises set out by the party organisations. Many elected representatives see their political career prospects as dependent on accountability to party bosses rather than being accountable to the electorate who pay their wages.

Is this convoluted form of democracy what we want in a Modern Democratic Scottish State?

Rather than political parties setting selective manifestos is it not time that WE the electorate, set out what is required to develop OUR needs in the form of a national Blueprint, in effect a business plan for politicians to work towards on our behalf - politicians who should be directly accountable to You and ME - the electorate?

See the attachment that provides a Sample Blueprint for the governance of a Democratic Scottish State.