Gordon Brown urges broader scope for citizens’ assembly plans

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has criticised plans for a citizens’ assembly in Scotland, claiming they “lack ambition”.

He praised the Scottish government for deciding to hold the assembly but warned it will not work if its terms of reference focus narrowly on Scottish independence.

The former Labour leader is an advocate of citizens’ assemblies and believes they can fill a gap in the political system.

Earlier this week, the Scottish Government...
source: Wandsworth Guardian

2019-06-16 12:53
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