I have a dream…
I have a dream that there could be a person appointed, a Liaison Officer, agreed to by both major parties and “Others” to work in a behind-the-scenes way, discussing proposed Bills with the parties when they arrive at an agreement on the main points of difference before that Bill is brought to the House. Discussion could then ensue in the House with minor points to be ironed out. This could stop this acrimonious and vicious and wasteful “war” between Parties now waged under the heading of “The Westminster System”.
If negotiators can try to ease the conflict in the Middle East, surely in this, one of the most advanced democracies in the western world, something can be done to have a civilised Parliamentary system.
I have a dream – do you have a dream? Let us pursue our Dream.