While driving to Frome yesterday I heard the Labour MP Stella Creasy speaking, on the Jeremy Vine show, very eloquently and passionately that the way out of the Brexit stalemate in Parliament would be to hold a Citizen's Assembly (CA) of 250 people.
These people would be picked at random, as one would a jury, to listen to expert witnesses, over around three weekends, and to then, after due deliberation, give direction to our 650 MPs at Westminster, who of course have already had two years to sort this out.
So after the result of the referendum in 2016, the biggest mandate in election history, two election manifestos by Labour and Conservatives, in 2017, stating they would honour the result and two full years, under Article 50, the likes of Stella Creasy and others, who support this idea, believe 250 citizens, over a few weekends, can achieve what 650 MPs have failed to do in two years - I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Can there be any clearer sign, as to how clueless and incompetent our MPs are, that some believe the answer to the Brexit conundrum should lie with this idea.
So lets just suppose the Assembly's conclusion was that we should leave with a No Deal would our MPs implement such a disastrous policy?
Of course the permanent solution is for all six of our demands be enacted with our fourth, 'The People's Consent', enabling all of the electorate to have their say on any government's policies. This would be real democracy in action which would be far better than some gimmick, though up by a group of useless politicians, who like the rest of those in Westminster have never undertaken to do any serious homework on the issues surrounding Brexit.
The only general point I do take from this idea, as stated in our first demand, is that ultimately it should be the 'People' that are sovereign and not Parliament as only in this way can the 'People', when there is enough support to do so, demand answers and action form our politicians at Westminster.