Constitutional Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss the nature and shape of a reconstituted Scottish state on Thursday 28th June at the Scottish Parliament. Please see below for details.
A state fit for the 21st century
‘Knowledge will forever govern over ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives.’ James Madison
A meeting to discuss the nature and shape of a reconstituted Scottish state.
Now that the Scottish Parliament has committed itself to independence, and to the notion that sovereignty rests with the people, it is essential to consider what sort of state the people feel is desirable.
Enjoy a distinguished panel at a Question Time style meeting to discuss the issues. Each speaker will outline the elements of a Scottish state that they feel are important; then there will be opportunities to put questions to the panel.
The meeting is sponsored by the Constitutional Commission, a non-partisan, independent charity. One of the main aims of the Commission is to spread understanding of constitutional matters across the country.
Committee Room 1 of the Scottish Parliament.
Thursday 28th June, 2012. Doors open at 1800 for 1830 start, and the meeting will close at 2000.
This is a free but ticketed event, so if you want to attend, please register here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/3697413062
NOTE: There have been some changes to our line-up. The new panel will be as follows:
Lesley Riddoch, - Writer and broadcaster
Patrick Harvie MSP, - Co-convener Scottish Green Party
Elliot Bulmer, - Author of A Model Constitution for Scotland: Making Democracy Work in an Independent State
Sally Foster Fulton, - Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council.
Kate Higgins, - Blogger, campaigner & commentator on Scottish social justice issues;
Ross Martin, - Policy Director at Centre for Scottish Public Policy
Willie Sullivan - Scottish Director of Electoral Reform Society.(speaking in a personal capacity)
John Drummond - Chair