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Direct Democracy for the United Kingdom

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Direct Democracy for the United Kingdom

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The Government should draw cross-party support for the creation of a written British Constitution, whereby the people could be the executive body of law.

As seen in Switzerland, if a certain number of people petition, there would be a national referendum on the subject.

This would require the supremacy of the British Parliament over the laws of the European Parliament and the right to guaranteed freedom of speech enshrined in law.

I believe this would further British democracy by ridding the unelected (House of Lords) from law making and allowing ordinary people to decide on everyday issues.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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